Pumpkin Weigh Off

The Pumpkin weigh off, sponsored by LIBBY'S Pumpkin, is a competition showcasing pumpkins of all sizes! Trophies and prizes will be awarded for the Giant King Pumpkin, the Queen Pumpkin, and the Tiniest Pumpkin grown by Morton children.

Anyone can enter the Mature Pumpkin Weighing Exactly 51 Lbs. or the Open Class Giant Pumpkin competitions.  The Open Class Winner will receive a $300 cash prize!

First Place winners will ride in the parade on Saturday morning!

To participate, bring your pumpkin to the parking lot across from PNC Bank at the corner of North First Avenue and Jefferson Street on the Tuesday before festival between 4 and 5:30 pm.


King Morton Student First Place - Henry Potts, 142 lbs
King Morton Student Second Place - Charlotte Potts, 127 lbs
King Morton Student Third Place - Miles Chaffer, 78 lbs

Jill Leander* Queen Pumpkin -  Ian Spies, 65 lbs. (closest to half the size of the King pumpkin)

51st Festival - Reid Cook, 51 lbs.

Tiniest Morton Student First Place - William Webb, 1.1 oz.

Open Class First Place - Joseph House, 768 lbs


* Jill's family started the Pumpkin Weigh Off. Her dad Herb and Uncle Don along with her brothers Doug and Jeff sponsored the contest for 40 plus years. Jill loved the Pumpkin Festival and is deeply missed.