Like many events, the Stillwater Harvest Fest has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But the pumpkin weigh-off will go on, albeit virtually.
The event, scheduled for Oct. 10-11, typically features a giant pumpkin drop, chili cook-off, pumpkin boat regatta, live music, and more. All those events are canceled, but the Stillwater Great Pumpkin Weight-Off will be streamed at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10, on the event's Facebook page.
The winner of the 15th annual weigh-off will get $3,750, the Pioneer Press says. In past years, the Harvest Fest has seen world record pumpkins, state-record pumpkins, and in 2018, the Harvest Fest broke the world record for heaviest weigh-off ever, when the weight of the top 10 pumpkins at the festival beat everyone else's, the event website says.
Next year's event is scheduled for next year, on Oct. 9-10, 2021.