|One-thousand-pound pumpkins ready for the International Weigh-Off scales. One of the "giants" had a runny nose.|
|Jeff Warner, Pumpkinfest second prize winner, ready to hall his 1,683-pound pumpkin back home to Englehart, ON.|
|Talented Adam Martin of Wawa, ON. |
carves into a 200 lb. squash.
Growers competed for a prize package of $16,000 from the Pumpkinfest organization with another $10,000 available to win courtesy of the Great Pumpkin Commonwealth. Doug Court of Port Elgin was the original organizer of the festival and continues to be a competitive grower.
The Cinderella's Carriage Classic Car Show, one of Ontario's largest, is held annually in conjunction with Pumpkinfest. It is sponsored by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation with hundreds of antique cars and trucks lining the blocked-off main street in Port Elgin. The Grey Bruce Touring Club's Motorcycle Show is also a popular attraction each year.