This Year, The “Greatest Growth On Earth”
giant-sized, “Drive-By Display” of Carved and playfully painted prolific pumpkins!
Mother nature’s most
Vivacious, Outrageous, Humongous fruits…in one monster exhibit on the north shore.
Urgent Schedule Alert!
Due to a last minute political rally scheduled and happening in the same location as the Monster Pumpkin PopUp–GOLD LOT 1A–on Monday, Nov. 2, public safety officials have advised us that roads leading to and around Gold Lot 1 most likely will be closed and traffic restricted in the area—preventing spectators from viewing the PopUp exhibit. If you were planning on visiting the exhibit Nov. 2, officials have asked that you revise your plans to one of the other remaining days.
It’s time Pittsburgh for a little pumpkinsanity to help offset all the frustration, anxiety and pent-up energy brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic …a pumpkin pause for everyone’s cause if you will. And what better way to put some liveliness back into life than a spectacle of colorfully colossal cucurbits! Like all things in 2020 so far, the City’s signature Fall event—the Pittsburgh Monster Pumpkins Festival—has to adjust to the times for now.
So, while we can’t do all the things you’ve come to appreciate the first two years of the event—including pumpkin giveaways, pumpkin pie eating contests, pumpkin pinata drops and the popular pumpkin boat races—we are doing this: erecting a massive, drive-by, lit-at-night exhibit featuring the world-famous DILL’S ATLANTIC GIANTS—the most prodigious breed of pumpkins on the planet—with world record weights well over 2,500 pounds!
We changed the name for 2020…welcome to the Pittsburgh Monster pumpkins PopUp!
A “popup” because it will magically transform Gold Parking Lot 1A in front of Heinz Field into a temporary gallery of ginormous gourds turned into works of art by some of world’s most talented carvers. We’ll paint a few too using some well known local muralists…. delightfully decorate and illuminate it at night to give the city one ghoulishly gargantuan greeting at Halloween. But remember, this is a drive-by event only…due to the virus safety restrictions expected to be in place…the exhibit can only be viewed while inside your vehicle. Don’t worry…with pumpkins this big and set so close to the road…you’ll easily see it all…all the while shaking your head in disbelief!
Watch our latest promo from Media partner WTAE-Channel 4
Mark your calendar now, Friday Oct. 30—Nov. 5, for the “Greatest Growth on Earth” pumpkins so big, so heavy and so fascinating to behold you’ll be doing double takes all day long.
Unbelievable Giant drops
It’s Still ALL FREE…You’ve Got to SEED It, To Believe It!
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