The 22nd annual CNY Great Pumpkin Festival entertainment lineup features live bands both days. It will be held on Oct. 5 from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Oct. 6 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the heart of Oswego at Washington Square Park.
The event is presented by the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce.
On Saturday, the registration for the pumpkin weigh-in begins at 9 am and the weighing of the pumpkins will be held at 10 am. Last year’s festival had a world-record squash of 1,200lbs. “Jeremy Robinson of North Tonawanda grew the squash that weighed in at 1,222.5 lbs.,” said Beth Hilton, executive director, GOFCC. “ That’s the heaviest squash of 2012 and the fifth heaviest of all-time. The heaviest squash on-record was one from 2011 pumpkin festival in Ontario, Canada that weighed 1,486 lbs.”
Starting at 11am Chris Battles takes the Oswego County Federal Credit Union stage followed by Jimmy D and the Jury. The weigh-in prize winners will be announced at 3:30 pm as growers throughout central NY, PA, and Canada wait for the grand prize of $2,000! Saturdays last act is the Lisa Lee Band.
On Sunday, The Do Good Swing Band will be performing their authentic swing band style from 11 am-1:30 pm. Fritz’s Polka Band will begin at 2 pm and wrap up the festival at 5 pm. Both groups are favorites at the festival.
In addition to the live entertainment, there will be bouncy houses, kiddie games, rides and a corn maze. Delicious food and handmade crafts will also be at the festival. Admission is free, courtesy of the following sponsors: Oswego County Federal Credit Union, Pathfinder Bank, and the City of Oswego.
More information is available online at www.oswegofultonchamber.com/pumpkinfest; at the Chamber office 44. E. Bridge St., Oswego; or by contacting Chamber Events Manager Lisa Gray, at 343-7681 or [email protected].