The glorious gourd is the centerpiece of autumn and you can see some of nature's biggest later this month in the Spa City.

Over the last few years, all things pumpkin have really become the focus in autumn. From the wonderful (Pumpkin beers) to the most ridiculous (Pumpkin spice toilet paper gets that award this year). All joking aside, the best part of autumn is appreciating all that we reap during the harvest season. Later this month, you can do just that and see some mammoth pumpkins and more in Saratoga Springs.

The 6th annual Saratoga Giant Pumpkinfest Weigh-off will be taking place Saturday, September 25th at 11 am at the Saratoga Springs Center Parking Garage. This one is running in conjunction with the nearby Saratoga Farmers' Market from 9 am to 1 pm that same day on High Rock Avenue which will also have live music, food, fun for the kids, and more to celebrate the season.

Is there anything more Upstate New York than a pumpkin weigh-off? I think not. And whenever weighing enormous pumpkins the potential to get a record-breaker always exists. The New York record for heaviest pumpkin is 2,207 pounds and was set in 2018 in Western New York according to New York Upstate. The Guinness Book of World Records holder is from Germany at 2,624.6 pounds. Those are some big a$% pumpkins!

Plus, if you check this event out it is also your chance to support our great local farmers who should have a lot to offer this time of year at the farmers' market. You can get more info here.

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