2nd Annual Pittsburgh Monster Pumpkins Festival | Kids Out and About Pittsburgh

2nd Annual Pittsburgh Monster Pumpkins Festival

*The event has already taken place on this date: Sun, 10/20/2019
It’s the 2nd annual Pittsburgh Monster Pumpkins Festival…all FREE, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 19-20, 10 a.m. to dusk.

Please help us keep this calendar up to date! If this activity is sold out, canceled, or otherwise needs alteration, email mindy@kidsoutandabout.com so we can update it immediately.

Join us as we turn the North Shore Riverwalk and Great Lawn into a pumpkin patch of prodigious proportions—with fruits weighing from 1,000 to over 2,000 pounds! We drop them, carve them and, in one of the most “pumpkin-sanity” activities ever…create the silliest seascape possible with “The Great Gourd Race”—humongous pumpkin boats paddling the Allegheny River...competing in Pittsburgh's fruitiest regatta!

And, NEW this year…enter the LECOM “Costume Caper” 5K Run/Walk…as you race along the river in your favorite Halloween garb…with special prizes for best costumes as well as top finishers.

Plus see master carvers shape GIANT pumpkin sculptures, some wild and zany pie eating contests, plenty of things for kids and a Fall festival of food, craft and drink vendors to round out the atmosphere and fun.

For details and a complete line-up of activities: monsterpumpkin.com

*Times, dates, and prices of any activity posted to our calendars are subject to change. Please be sure to click through directly to the organization’s website to verify.


The Great Lawn at the North Shore
Pittsburgh, PA, -
United States
Contact name: 
Pittsburgh Monster Pumpkins Festival
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The event has already taken place on this date: 
Oct 19 at 10 AM – Oct 20 at 6 PM