OUR MISSION: The Great Pumpkin Farm is WNY's Largest Fall Festival and is our pleasure to bring this to the community and families each year. It is our way of celebrating the harvest of blessings we enjoy in our community and our nation. It has grown to be the largest family event in the region. We believe that's because it's based on the root values we share in the cultures that make up this remarkable community. Family Values!
HISTORY: The Great Pumpkin Farm has been growing since 1996. The farm started out with hosting the World Pumpkin Weigh-Off at which time it made the Guinness Book of World Records with the 1st 1,000lb pumpkin. Since that time we have added several events including the New York State Official BBQ Cookoff "OINKtoberfest". The BBQ has grown from 10 competing teams to over 90 teams that come from all over the US and Canada. This year we will continue with annual Trebuchet competition that includes area high school technology departments to compete by building life size catapults and shoot for cash prizes and awards. We are also continuing with the Pumpkin Farm Olympics on Columbus Day weekend which include 3 days of events for all ages along with the Annual Pumpkin Drop on Columbus Day. Other events that we host are: The World Pumpkin Pie Eating Competition, Pumpkin Pie USA Talent Contest and more! Every year we strive to add and change to provide the community with a fun wholesome place to celebrate the fall. All this is possible with the help from our sponsors that provide us with additional support to promote this festival.
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