Giant pumpkins to be weighed in Ballard Park Sept. 23

Ron Wallace of Greene, R.I., with his 1,864-pound pumpkin. — Jessica Collins photo
Ron Wallace of Greene, R.I., with his 1,864-pound pumpkin at the 2016 weigh-off for giant pumpkins in Ballard Park. — Jessica Collins photo

The sixth annual Giant Pumpkin Weigh Off will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Ballard Park Sunday, Sept. 23.

The event will also feature a weigh off of giant squashes and gourds from growers across New England. The weigh off reaches farmers in New York and Pennsylvania, too, who come to Ridgefield to compete for a $3,000 prize. The weigh off is scheduled to begin at noon followed by an award ceremony.

In addition to pumpkins and squashes, there will be a pet station with live animals, farm stands, children activities, live music, food trucks and more.

For more information, call 203-438-5992 or email

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