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Pumpkin Day comes back to Edmundston

EDMUNDSTON, NB — The ever popular Pumpkin Day is back for it’s 19th edition at the Fraser Marina in Edmundston, NB. The activity will be held on September 24, 2017 between 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. (EST).

There will be over 20 stands showcasing food, arts, crafts, fresh fruits and vegetables. Also 30 plus artists will be doing oil paintings in the adjoining park as part of the celebration.

Of course, the main event is without a doubt the weighing of the giant pumpkins.

We are part of the Giant Pumpkin Commonwealth and the results from the Edmundston site are recognized world wide! We get pumpkins from all over: Maine, Québec and New Brunswick. Richard Plourde, one of the organizers. Last years’ largest pumpkin weighed here was a 1447 lbs. monster grown by Daryl Tingley from Fredericton.

The activity draws thousands of people who enjoy this friendly competition.

We don’t give away big prize money. That is not what draws growers in. Bragging rights and children’s smiles is the main reward, concludes Mr. Plourde.

The organizers extend an invitation to all giant pumpkin growers in Maine to bring their fruit for the annual weigh-off. It’s free to all. You can send an email to rikplo@ymail.com for more details.

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