Pumpkin festival brings music, crowds to Canyonville

Pumpkin festival brings music, crowds to Canyonville »Play Video

CANYONVILLE, Ore. -- October's most famous vegetable was on display this weekend at the Pumpkin and Music Festival in Canyonville, and there were some monster pumpkins there.

Pumpkins, some weighing hundreds of pounds, were on display in Pioneer Park during the event on Saturday.

People came from all over Douglas County to enter their prize pumpkin into a weight competition.

There was also a scarecrow competition, pie eating contests and the Ty Curtis Band stopped by and played for the crowds.

Participants in the pumpkin contest said that growing such a big product was really a bonding experience. Mary Wilson told KPIC News, "It makes your family stronger because you can grow something together, and it's just amazing."

There was also pumpkin carving and a seed spitting contest for those with a competitive nature.

This was the sixth year Canyonville has hosted the festival.