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Gourds get competitive at Giant Pumpkin Festival at Kunde Estates

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Gourds of gargantuan sizes will be celebrated at Kunde Family Estates on Saturday, Oct. 26. The Giant Pumpkin Festival seeks out Sonoma’s largest pumpkin and also hosts an array of seasonal events beginning at 11 a.m.

The Giant Pumpkin contest is open to anyone and there are no entry fees. Cash prizes will be presented with $1,000 going to the first place winner who has the overall heaviest pumpkin of the day. Second place will take home $500.

Other attractions include a pie and port tasting, junior pumpkin decorating contest, face painting for children, live music and more. There is no cost to attend the day’s events. Food will be sold from a food truck, with wines available for purchase by the glass.

For more information regarding the event or to enter the competition, contact Kortnie at Kunde Family Estate at 282-1523 or kortnie@kunde.com.

Kunde Family Estates is located at 9825 Sonoma Highway, in Kenwood.