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Giant Pumpkins and MORE

Easily one of my top ten favorite days of the year is just around the corner! Hosted by Jared's Garden Center in Littleton, the Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off and Festival is Saturday, September 26 from 10am until 2pm. It sounds kind of silly... watching giant pumpkins being hauled up onto scales and weighed as a competition. But this event, now in it's fourth year, has 'grown' to be a great day for families with lots of free fun!

Jared's Garden Center located at 10500 W Bowles Ave., is a beautiful and sprawling nursery with a wide selection of everything garden related. You will find a wide array of pumpkins and gourds along with corn stalks, mums for your fall flower beds, trees and shrubs, and plenty of garden decor.


My kids absolutely love this event! They not only get to see these HUGE pumpkins (and other giant vegetables) but they can walk through the hay bale maze too. There are other free activities, but you can purchase tickets this year for face painting and a bounce house. Be sure to check out their website for all the details.

There will be food available for purchase for those who are making a day of it, but Jared's is located just minutes from Southwest Plaza mall for those who want a wider selection.

If giant pumpkins have never appealed to you before, I'd like to make an appeal to you: give it a try! This is a truly one-of-a-kind event and it's a great way to support your local vegetable growers along with a local-owned nursery.


Don't live in Colorado? Is there a pumpkin event in your state? Tell us about it!

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  1. Jenna, I'm so happy to see this post! I've heard much about the Great Pumpkin Weigh-in and now have details! We will have to check this out! Thanks!

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