1,082 Pound Pumpkin to be Forklifted into the Boston Public Market Tomorrow

Public Market to Unveil Second Annual “Official Pumpkin of Boston”

On Tuesday, October 18 at 12:00 p.m., the Boston Public Market will unveil the second annual “Official Pumpkin of Boston,” weighing in at an impressive 1,082 pounds — a full 62 pounds heavier than last year’s pumpkin, dubbed “Gourdo” by customers. Thanks to a generous donation from Market vendor Red Apple Farm of Phillipston, MA and their friends and fellow farmers, Lou and Sue Chadwick of Greenfield, MA, the Boston Public Market will be the lucky home of this giant pumpkin, along with another 800-pound gourd, throughout the season.

The giant pumpkin will arrive just in time for the first annual Harvest Party, on October 20, a special night for friends and fans of the city’s local food marketplace to savor and sip the best of New England and enjoy live music and engaging experiences, all while supporting the Boston Public Market Association’s mission-driven work.

Market guests can watch the unveiling and unloading of the pumpkin into the Market, participate in a pumpkin naming contest, and snap a photo with the new pumpkin (use #BPMpumpking), which just won first place at Mount Wachusett’s AppleFest! The pumpkin will be on display in the southeast corner of the Market, near Bon Me, Jennifer Lee’s Gourmet Bakery, and Siena Farms, throughout the season. Follow the pumpkin’s journey to the Market on Twitter @BPMpumpking.

PHOTO OPP:      1,082 pumpkin arriving at Boston Public Market

WHEN:                Tuesday, October 18 at noon

WHERE:             Boston Public Market, 100 Hanover Street

Other pumpkin activities at the Boston Public Market this week include:

  • Free Pumpkin Decorating for Kids (Tuesday, 10/18, 3-5pm, Market Meeting Table): hosted by Jennifer Lee’s Gourmet Bakery to promote the Teal Pumpkin Project, which provides safe trick or treating options for kids with allergies.