Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off

Barnesville Pumpkin Festival Weigh-Off

(Great Pumpkin Commonwealth - GPC Sanctioned Weigh-Off Site)

Erik Gunstrom sets Pennsylvania State and Barnesville Pumpkin Festival site record!!!

The 2022 Barnesville Pumpkin Festival Weigh-Off set the Pennsylvania State Record when a grower from Harrison City, PA entered his 2,405 lbs. "King Pumpkin" Giant! This GIANT also hold the title for being the Barnesville Pumpkin Festival's largest ever pumpkin!! The King Pumpkin cashed in over $4,800 in cash and prizes.

Barnesville Pumpkin Festival Weigh-Off raises prize money to pay $2.00 per pound!!!

In an effort to give back to the giant pumpkin growing community for their time and money spent in the pumpkin patch, the Barnesville Pumpkin Festival Weigh-Off will now pay $2.00 per pound for the 2023 "King Pumpkin" (1st place prize).

So, if you want to take this years BIG CASH $$$ Prize, start planning for our weigh-off event now.

Click here for Official Prize List

Year 2024 - Event Details

The 2024 weigh-off will be held in Barnesville, Ohio on Wednesday, September 25, 2024 between 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. EST.
Click here for Official Entry Form
Click here for Official Rules & Regulations

Barnesville Pumpkin Festival Weigh-Off Contact Information:

Dean Wehr - 740-238-1609

"Record Setting" GIANTS

2022 Record-setting King Pumpkin and Pennsylvania State Record - 2,405 lbs. - Grown by Erik Gunstrom of Harrison City, PA.
2021 Ohio State Record - 2,195 lbs. - Grown by Jeff Theil of Dillonvale, OH
2017 Ohio State Record - 2,150 lbs. - Grown by Todd & Donna Skinner of Barnesville, OH