Pumpkin Recipe Contest

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Crazy for Pumpkin Food? Adults are invited to enter the Pumpkin Recipe Contest for a chance to win cash prizes! Fresh or canned pumpkin must be the key ingredient in your best sweet or savory recipe. The basis for judging will be flavor, texture, creativity, appearance, and the use of pumpkin. 

Thanks to 2023 prize sponsor Townsend Public Affairs.

Event Details

  • Saturday, October 7, 2023
  • Starting at 9:30 am
  • Community Stage, Giant Pumpkin Festival, Elk Grove Park


  • FREE entry
  • Advanced registration is encouraged but not required. All entries will be accepted.
  • Register online or by phone at 916-405-5600

Contest Flyer & Guidelines


Contestants may submit one entry per person per category. Recipes must fall into one of two categories: Sweet or Savory

Prize Money

  • First Place $150
  • Second Place $75
  • Third Place $50
  • Best of Show will be awarded $200 and a commemorative platter.

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