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FAQ

  • When is the Giant Pumpkin Weigh Off?
    The giant pumpkins are weighed throughout the day on Saturday. The weighing typically ends around 2pm.
  • Do you have giant pumpkins all weekend?
    Yes! However, the marjority of pumpkins are on-site on Saturday. Sunday afternoon there are still pumpkins on display. As well as on Sunday we have the Pumpkin Regatta and Pumpkin Drop!
  • What is the Pumpkin Regatta?
    Imagine boats, but instead of boats it's hollowed out GIANT pumpkins that our "Pumpkin Pilots" paddle down the St. Croix River. The race will begin approx. 2:15pm on Sunday, to ensure that it doesn't happen when the bridge is being lifted.
  • When is the Pumpkin Drop?
    The pumpkin is both days at 5:30PM. We drop giant pumpkins from a 100' crane! It's a #smashinggoodtime!!
  • What is the Kiddie Costume Parade?
    On Sunday morning at 11:30am we invite kids in costumes to follow the guided parade through our event and trick-or-treat with participating vendors!
  • Does it cost to get into Stillwater Harvest Fest?
    No, the event is free and open to the public. Aspects that cost money are things like the beer garden, chili cook off, kids inflatable park (there are FREE kids activities too), etc.
  • How much are the ticketed kids activities?
    The FREE kids activities are fun and simple games for kids to play. We have pumpkin bowling, etc. Kids can play for free and will receive a piece of candy for playing some of the games. We also have an area of inflatables that cost $1 ticket (3-8 tickets per attraction), $15 unlimited wristband for tykes (under 42") and $30 unlimited wristband for the bigger kiddos. The unlimited wristbands include the inflatables and the bungee trampoline.
  • Can I bring my dog?
    Yes! Dogs must be on a leash, well behaved, people friendly and you must pick up after them. If your dog tends to bark at or gets aggressive around people or other dogs, we do ask that you leave them home, as it can stress out humans and other animals.
  • Where should I park?
    Here is a map of the available parking in Stillwater : Map Here Please note that in 2023 Lots 4, 5, 9, & 11 will NOT be available during Harvest Fest, as those are part of the event area. NEW IN 2023 - Stillwater Trolley Shuttle - the shuttle will run all day both days. Stops at Stillwater Middle School, Cub Corporate (on 3rd Street & Pine), and Pioneer Park. The shuttle will run from 10:00am-9:00pm on Saturday and 10:00am-7:30pm on Sunday.
  • What is the FREE shuttle?
    The trolley will run Saturday from 10:00am-9:00pm and Sunday from 10:00am-7:30pm. It will loop approximately every 15-20 minutes. The stops will be Stillwater Middle School, Cub Corporate and Pioneer Park.
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