A Note From the Norlin Family:

Welcome to Anamosa!

The Pumpkin Capital of Iowa and the

Ryan Norlin GIANT Pumpkin Weigh-off.

This weigh-off is unique because it is held indoors and is affiliated with the community celebration of Anamosa Pumpkinfest.

The quest of the Ryan Norlin Pumpkin Weigh-off is to weigh the largest pumpkin and watermelon and measure the longest gourd IN THE WORLD!!

The FIRST, SECOND, and THIRD place Pumpkins are honored by being on the weigh-off float in the PUMPKINFEST PARADE!!

Come join the fun and fellowship with some of the BEST growers in the country on the FIRST Saturday in October.

~ Greg & Nancy Norlin, daughter Katie Gombert and family

32 years!

October 3th, 2020

we celebrate the 32st annual 

Ryan Norlin GIANT Pumpkin Weigh-off!


Midwest giant pumpkin growers

Ryan Norlin GIANT Pumpkin Weigh-Off

1st Saturday in October - Lawrence Community Center - Anamosa, Iowa

2020 Theme:

Pumpkin Lockdown