Minnesota Sights and Views

Pumpkin regatta on the St. Croix River!

Harvest Fest & Giant Pumpkin Weigh-OffStillwater’s Harvest Fest celebrates the beautiful fall weather with Minnesota’s only pumpkin regatta on the St. Croix River! Growers from the region bring pumpkins weighing 1500 pounds and up to compete in the Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off. Amidst the fall colors, locals celebrate with pumpkin baking and decorating, chili cook off, micro brew beer and wine tasting. Other activities include live music, kids costume parade, seasonal food vendors, kids tractor pull, face painting, pie eating contest and more!  10:00 am – 6:00 pm Saturday, October 14 and Sunday, October 15 in Lowell Park, next to the Historic Lift Bridge, in Stillwater.
Admission to the event is FREE!

Plan your getaway weekend at one of Stillwater’s beautiful bed & breakfasts . . . many within walking distance to the festival!

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14
LIVE MUSIC​
10:00-11:00AM – The Assumptions
11:30 – 2:00PM – Scrapegoat Skin & Bones
2:30 – 5:00PM – Jacuzzi Puma

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15
LIVE MUSIC
10:00-11:00AM – 40 Below
11:30-1:00PM – Sweet Mash
1:30-5:00PM – Les Izmoore

CHILI COOK OFF PARTICIPANTS
Smalley’s Caribbean BBQ & Pirate Bar -DEFENDING CHAMPION!!
Leo’s Grill & Malt Shop
Water Street Inn
Patriot’s Tavern
Ziggy’s
The Meet Market

  • In 2010 we had a World Record pumpkin.
  • In 2015 we were the heaviest giant pumpkin weigh-off in the WORLD!!
  • In 2015 we had new MN & WI state record pumpkins!
  • In 2015 we briefly held the North American record with a pumpkin weighing 2,185 pounds!

The Stillwater Harvest Fest is an entirely volunteer run community event. This year we are committed to donating to community organizations.

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