What began in 1994 as a small harvest celebration is now Elk Grove's largest family festival and attracts an estimated 65,000 guests each year. The Elk Grove Giant Pumpkin Festival is always held during the first weekend in October. It is hosted by the Cosumnes Community Services District (CSD) Parks and Recreation Department in partnership with many sponsors. A portion of festival proceeds benefit local youth and service organizations.
We are grateful for 26 years of tremendous support from our attendees, growers, volunteers, sponsors and all who are involved, and we cannot wait to be together again in 2021.
For more information about festival preparations, please contact the Special Events Office at (916) 405-5334.