Frequently asked questions

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.

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. We also have an area of inflatables that cost $1 ticket (3-8 tickets per attraction), $10 unlimited wristband for tykes (under 42") and $25 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.

Where should I park?

Here is a map of the available parking in Stillwater : Map Here Please note that in 2021 Lots 4, 5, 9, 10 & 11 will NOT be available during Harvest Fest.

When is the Pumpkin Drop?

The pumpkin is both days at 5:00PM. We drop giant pumpkins from a 100' crane! It's a #smashinggoodtime!!