Giant pumpkins and entertainment scheduled for Pumpkin Fest

‘Small’ pumpkin – One of the “smaller” pumpkins from a previous CNY Great Pumpkin Fest only tipped the Fairbanks Scale at 691 pounds. Past winners have been well over 1,000. See how heavy the winner is this year Saturday, Sept. 29 at Washington Square Park in Oswego. Weighing begins at 10 a.m.

The entertainment line-up has been released for the upcoming CNY Great Pumpkin Festival, which is slated for Saturday, Sept. 29 and Sunday, Sept. 30 in Washington Square Park in Oswego.

Saturday, the registration for the pumpkin weigh-in begins at 9 a.m. in the parking lot adjacent to the County Court building on East Oneida Street. Weighing begins at 10 a.m.

Bob Riggio, owner of R-R-R Music, will be playing music and entertaining the crowds throughout the morning. Giant pumpkins will only be on display on Saturday.

On the City Stage at 11 a.m., Jimmy D and the Jury will kick off the 21st annual Pumpkin Fest. Performing from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. is local talent Gina Holsopple. Rounding out day one’s entertainment will The Billionaires, who will play from 4 to 6 p.m.

Sunday, the Do-Good Swing Band will play from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. They will be followed by Fritz’s Polka Band.

In the parking lot, Leo Pryor’s Taekwondo America students will be holding their fund-raising Break-a-thon at 1:30 p.m. Spectators can witness the discipline and skill of the students as they break boards to raise money for charity.

Pumpkin Fest runs 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

In addition to the entertainment, there will be rides, games and bounce houses, dozens of crafters and vendors, food, Stoney Meadow Farms pumpkins and more.

More information is available online at; at the Chamber office 44. E. Bridge St., Oswego; or by contacting chamber Events Manager Lisa Gray at 343-7681 or

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