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September 19, 2013

Annual event features giant pumpkins


The video will be available after the event.

There will be lots for families to see and do both days, according to Szarpa. She said a vendor marketplace, children’s games and pumpkin carving and decorating contest have been added to Saturday’s lineup of festivities. A performance of the comedy, “The Complete Works of Shakespeare Abridged,” is also set to take place after the weigh-off. Attendance to the performance is by donation.

PumpkinFest 2013 is sponsored in part by Otsego County Tourism, The Smithy Center for the Arts, The Farmers’ Museum, New York State Giant Pumpkin Growers Association, Benefit Specialists of New York, Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield, Carbone Auto Group, Bassett Healthcare Network, B&V Artworks, Hubbell Construction and TownSquare Media.

For more information about growing large pumpkins, visit For more information about PumpkinFest, visit

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