VIDEO: Giant pumpkin festival in California

(WFLA) – Elk Grove’s giant pumpkin festival attracts a lot of groves and guests every year. The festival celebrates everything pumpkin – from lattes to the gourds themselves, some the size of the small car.

Grovers from all over the western US bring their humongous gourds to the fest. The big draw is the big price. The winning pumpkin gets $7 per pound. Some competitors can weigh in at 2,000 pounds promising a big chunk of cash to the grower.

The festival lasts through the weekend. After the festival, the gigantic pumpkins get destroyed. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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