CANCELLED: Sammamish Valley Giant Pumpkin Weigh-in

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CANCELLED: Sammamish Valley Giant Pumpkin Weigh-in

  • date: October 22, 2022
  • time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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  • UPDATE: We are disappointed to announce that this event has been CANCELLED. Due to the unpredictability of this year’s weather (early spring flooding, loss of crops, excessive heat and no rain late in the season), the giant pumpkin harvest for our Sammamish Valley farmers was not as anticipated. We’re crossing our fingers for a ‘bigger’ and better event next year.

    Cancelled event details: If you love pumpkins, this event is for you! Every year, the Sammamish Valley farmers compete in an epic contest to grow the biggest pumpkin in their fields, and we know you want to see them in person.

    Join the Sammamish Valley Alliance farmers and their pumpkins on the 21 Acres patio (near Farm Market) Saturday, October 22, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Costumes are encouraged! Celebrate these giant pumpkins and participate in other fun activities:

    -Cast your vote for which pumpkins are, if not the biggest; the prettiest, ugliest, and those with the most unusual shapes!
    -Meet the valley farmers and learn about their farming practices
    -Bring your kids and creative skills to color fall harvest coloring pages
    -Wear your most festive fall costume (though not required!)
    -Join our free Farm Walk to learn about regenerative farming practices on the 21 Acres campus
    -Purchase organically-grown pumpkins (and other seasonal produce) from the 21 Acres Local Foods Farm Market
    -Go home with a few giant pumpkin seeds to grow your own next year

    All ages are welcome and activities are free. Events will be held outdoors on slightly uneven ground. Please wear good footwear with closed-toe shoes.

    Photo credit: Morgan Petroski

    About Sammamish Valley Alliance:
    Sammamish Valley Alliance (SVA) is a non-profit organization focusing on enriching the public’s knowledge regarding local, sustainable, small-farm agriculture in the Sammamish Valley. The SVA and members are dedicated to building a community that celebrates the agricultural heritage of the Valley, encouraging stewardship of our resources, and taking action to ensure small farm agriculture has a place in the socio-economic fabric of the Sammamish Valley. Visit their website to learn more.