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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.

Band Submissions 

Deadline for submissions: July 3, 2023. For more detailed information go to the submission form.

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. 


Splat-o'-Lantern! Decorate a pumpkin then watch your Cosumnes Firefighters drop it from a 3-story tower! SPLAT! This event is sure to satisfy all your pumpkin smashing needs. Experience Splat-o'-Lantern every hour during the festival.

Music and Band Performances

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

Giant Pumpkin Regatta

For the 14th 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.