It's the City's most profound pumpkin patch. Pumpkins so big, you need a forklift to pick them. The City will soon become one gargantuan playpen of these voluminous fruits, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 16-17, during the all free, 4th annual Pittsburgh Monster Pumpkins Festival at its new location in the Strip District.
Plenty of pumpkins from 1,000 to nearly 2,500 pounds—standing roughly five-feet tall and wide—will populate the landscape in one surreal collection of colossal cucurbits. It's one toasty, Fall-themed festival of FREE family fun featuring world renown pumpkin carvers, plenty of food and craft vendors, pie-eating contests, giant pumpkin drops as the fruits are hoisted 100-feet into the air by crane, kids pedal tractor pull, horse-drawn carriage rides, glass blowing demonstrations, and all new for this year: a trebuchet catapult for launching pumpkins across the landscape.