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Anamosa Pumpkinfest & Ryan Norlin GIANT Pumpkin Weigh-off

Welcome to the Pumpkin Capital of Iowa!  

Save the Date: Saturday, October 5, 2024

Fun For The Entire Family – Enjoy a true Main Street Festival and be part of the festivities that have drawn thousands to Anamosa since 1989.  Some activities include dozens of food and craft vendors, kids’ games, one of the largest parades in all of Iowa, and of course, GIANT pumpkins!

Click the icons below for more information about each event!

GIANT Pumpkin Weigh-Off

Weighing GIANT Pumpkins, Watermelons, Bushel Gourds & Long Gourds.

Food & Craft Vendors

Walk down Main Street to find yummy food and fun crafts.

Pumpkin Toss

Do you think you have what it takes to be the winner? Come find out. Starts at 11 am.


Get your candy bag and catching skills ready for the Pumpkinfest parade! Starts at 2:00 pm.

Boomerang Equipment Rodeo

Test your operating skills for cash prizes between 9am-4pm

Pumpkinfest 5k

Break out your running shoes and grab your friends for a fun 5k!

Pumpkin Carving

Grab your tools and put your artistic skills to the test!

Pumpkin Roll

Take your chance on the winning pumpkin. Thursday before Pumpkinfest - Contact Chamber Office for tickets, Venmo available, need not be present to win $$$

Car, Truck, & Bike Show

New! Come check out all the vehicles at the car, truck, & bike show!

Haunted House

The Temple of Doom will be open from 7pm-10pm. Enter at your own risk!

Mobile History Museum

Swing by the library between 9am-3pm to view the State Historical of Iowa's Mobile HIstory Museum.

TTT Big Wheel Races

Starts at 11:30 am, Races by Age Groups: 3, 4, 5, & 6, No advance sign up, Prizes and ribbons, Thank you to Maquoketa Valley REC for the use of their parking lot!

Bowling Tournament

Get ready to lace up your bowling shoes on October 7th. Click the icon for more information!

4 Person Golf Tournament

Get your team together for the tournament on the Sunday after Pumpkinfest!

Escape Room

Combine your team's brain power to solve the clues. You'll have an hour to escape, do you think you'll make it out in time?

Kids Zone

Pumpkin Toss, BluTrack racing, bouncy house, and games! (geared towards children 12 and younger) Runs from 10am-3pm.


Coloring contest entries by children 1st-4th grade must be received by Tuesday, September 26th

Pancake Breakfast

Stop by the LCC between 8am-12pm to enjoy some pancakes and support the Rotary!

Car Smash

Come take a swing at the Car Smash!

Smoke 'n' Pumpkins

BBQ Competition

Pumpkinfest & Ryan Norlin
Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off


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