CNY Great Pumpkin Festival Saturday in Oswego’s East Park

Karl Haist's record setter in 2014. (OCT photo)

Karl Haist's record setter in 2014. (OCT photo)

OSWEGO, NY-  The countdown is on for Pumpkinfest 2015.

Less than a week away – celebrating community, family fun, and fall activities for 24 years.

Karl Haist's record setter in 2014. (OCT photo)
Karl Haist’s record setter in 2014. (OCT photo)

Scheduled for October 3 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and October 4 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., the CNY Great Pumpkin Festival will fill Washington Square Park  (East Park) with crafters, fresh from the farm produce, food vendors, music, great food, games, and rides for children of all ages.

The Great Pumpkin Weigh-In will take place on October 3 beginning at 10 a.m.

The giant pumpkins will be on display at the CNY Great Pumpkin Festival Saturday only.

Volunteers Steve Westcott and Connie Cosemento will once again help facilitate the weigh in.

The fun filled two-day event will also feature a wide variety of entertainment and activities including: face painting for the kids, arts and crafts vendors, carnival rides and games, corn maze, pumpkin pie eating contest and new this year, a scarecrow contest.

Along with the great food will be a lot of wonderful free entertainment all weekend.

Saturday’s lineup will include Josh Batstone who plays at 4-6 p.m.

An Oswego County resident, he made it onto The Voice last season and recently played at the NYS Fair.

There will also be a best pumpkin pie and pie eating contest on Sunday.

Last year, more than 30 growers entered giant pumpkins in hopes of tipping the scales with the heaviest pumpkin.

In addition, a variety of squash, gourds, tomatoes, and other produce were entered for competition.

This year sunflowers have been added to the line up for the tallest and largest sunflower bloom sunflower competition.

Cre8 Studios, a local marketing and event management company has been asked by the  Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce to oversee this year’s event.

Cre8 Studios also owns and oversees the Friends of Oswego.

“This has been a great collaboration of involving committed volunteers working together to do something special for our community. Events like these are important to local families.” said Christopher Jones, owner of Cre8 Studios.

Stoney Meadow Farm is one of the many local businesses that support the festival.

Each year, Stoney Meadow oversees the pumpkin patch as well as delivering hay bales and corn stalk for the maze.

“Without the support of businesses like Stoney Meadow this event would not be possible,” Jones said.

This is just a sampling of what’s going to take place at this year’s CNY Great Pumpkin Festival, so make sure to join us for a weekend of fun in East Park.

For further information on the festival, call Heathe Jones (315) 806-0251 or email [email protected]

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