Pumpkinfest | Port Elgin Fall Event



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Pumpkinfest port elginFrom vegetables to cars and everything in between, Port Elgin Pumpkinfest is one of “Ontario’s Top 100 Events.” The support from the great sponsors, volunteers and community have made this a unique experience each year since 1986. Featuring two giant vegetable weigh offs, one of Ontario's largest two day outdoor car shows, over 100 craft & marketplace vendors for all your shopping needs and tons of family fun attractions, Port Elgin Pumpkinfest is the place to be every Fall!

The main attractions – vegetables – become superstars in their own right. And it’s not just the heaviest pumpkin that gets the attention. They are judged from the tallest sunflower or corn stalk to the heaviest squash, watermelon, cabbage or tomato. A crowd favourite is always the most unusual or weirdest vegetable.

One of Ontario’s Top 100 Events:  This Sept 29 & 30th, 2012!

 

Pumpkinfest Port Elgin Guide 2011But it all started with a lowly orange vegetable. Whether you are a current grower or a newcomer, you can find tips and information about all you need to know to grow your own giant pumpkin. Port Elgin Pumpkinfest hosts two separate weigh-offs each year. These weigh-offs represent the international scope of the ‘sport’ as growers compete with other sites from all over the world in the Giant Pumpkin Commonwealth Weigh Off. 

After you have experienced all that the Festival Village has to offer, it’s time to head downtown to take in the Cinderella’s Carriage Antique and Classic Car Show. More than 1400 cars fill the streets in one of Ontario’s largest 2-day outdoor car shows. The show consists of vehicles 25 years and older. Newer vehicles must be unique, exotic, have obvious modifications or be an unusual vehicle not normally seen on the road.

Experience one of Ontario's most unique events and check out these events:

  • Vegetable Weigh Off Competitions
  • Pumpkinfest Contests
  • Seed Spitting
  • Artist's Village & Craft Show
  • Patches' Pumpkin Patch
  • Petal's Entertainment Area
  • Twins Game Zone
  • Harvest Star Search
  • Feathered Friends
  • Pet Show
  • Car Show
  • Motorcycle Show and Shine
  • Mascot Photo Booth

Pumpkinfest weekend has something for everyone - crafts, family entertainment, giant vegetable weigh offs and a kiddie karnival.  

More must sees:

must see: Beaches

With a Lake Huron on the west and Georgian Bay on the east, Bruce County is endowed with lots of beaches!

must see: Bruce Peninsula National Park

Near Niagara Escarpment caves, beaches, & hiking.

must see: Bruce Trail

The Niagara Escarpment, from Niagara Falls to Tobermory.

must see: Chi-Cheemaun Ferry (Tobermory)

Running between Tobermory and Manitoulin Island, the Chi-Cheemaun offers not just passenger and car ferry service but romantic Sunset Dinner Cruises.

must see: Camping

With over 14,000 campsites in Bruce County, there is a wide variety of Canadian wilderness to choose from. Everything from camping in tents, RV's and Yurts or as we like to call it "glamping"

must see: Fathom Five National Marine Park

Scuba diving capital of Canada, which has a Marine Park with 22 shipwrecks! View wrecks & islands from a glass-bottom boat.

must see: Adventure Passport

The Adventure Passport is a Self Guided scavenger hunt to finding some of the most intriguing locations in Bruce County. The 10th Annual Adventure Passport begins on for May 1st and runs until October 31st!

must see: Saugeen River

Try Paddling along Saugeen River by canoe or kayak!