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Entertainment for the Entire Family

The Elk Grove Giant Pumpkin Festival has entertainment to please the entire family. Don't miss out on these special attractions.

Download the Festival Map and Entertainment Schedule (PDF)

Carnival Rides and Activities

There are many activities for young children, from inflatables to arts and crafts to carnival rides, and more. Activities vary from free to 10 tickets. Tickets will be sold for $1 each. Cash, debit, and credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover) are accepted. See the list of activities and rides

Music and Performances

Performances will be held throughout the weekend on three stages around the Festival.

Giant Pumpkin Regatta

For the 15th year at the Festival, canoes will be carved out of giant pumpkins and raced across the lake in the Giant Pumpkin Regatta. Cheer on the brave paddlers starting at noon on Sunday. 

Giant Pumpkin Drop

Don't miss this big splash! After the Regatta, watch the pumpkin boats fall from great heights into the water in the Giant Pumpkin Drop. Located near Strauss Island.

Art Walk

Take a stroll through the Art Walk, which will feature youth art exhibits. Children will have an opportunity to play in the free arts and crafts area. 

Pumpkin Village

If you desire a beautiful fall backdrop for your family photo, the Pumpkin Village is a must-see! This area will be full of pumpkin houses and other decor to whisk you into fall.

Pumpkin Patch & Gift Shop

Make time to shop at the Pumpkin Patch & Gift Shop for the perfect pumpkin and an assortment of goodies and fashionable GPF merchandise, including the 2023 commemorative festival T-shirt!