Yesterday, giant pumpkin growers traveled from all over Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island to bring their giants to Ballard Park. In addition to these giant pumpkins, the park was filled with vendors, farm stands, animals, music, food. It was a perfect start to Autumn in Ridgefield.
Not only was Ballard Park filled with giant pumpkins, visitors could buy these adorable jack-be-littles to bring home with them!
Children had the chance to pet this sweet sheep and many of his little farm friends.
The cutest teeniest tiniest pumpkins!
The giants started rolling in in the back of trucks. Imagine seeing one of these driving down the highway to come to the weigh off!
Connecticut grower, Ken Carlson took home the 1st place honors in the long gourd competition! Congrats Ken, and all the long gourd growers!
Ridgefield's own Steve Maydan with his giant squash entry. Congrats Steve!
Box took home top honors in the squash category with his awesome green giant!
Ron Wallace brought this giant all the way from Rhode Island and took home the first place plaque. He set a new Ridgefield record, topping the scales at 1,767 pounds. Congrats Ron!
The top three giants! That's over 4,500 pounds of pumpkin!
More pumpkin pictures coming shortly of all the growers with their pumpkins and squash!