The 20th iteration of the annual contest returns to Frerichs Farm and Greenhouses, located at 43 Kinnicutt Ave. in Warren, on Oct. 12, with the weigh-in scheduled to start at noon.
Growers and their giant gourds are expected to start arriving at 9:30 a.m.
Sponsored by the Southern New England Giant Pumpkin Growers Association and the state Department of Environmental Management, this year's event also includes corn and hay bale mazes, a "pumpkin coach," pumpkin-painting booths for kids, arts and crafts booths, and the highly-anticipated pumpkin drop.
Parking fee is $5. Rain date is Oct. 13. For more information, call Frerichs Farm at (401) 245-8245.