Not the typical fall festival. Thousands of people come to town to watch massive trebuchets launch pumpkins in excess of 1,000 feet into the St. Lawrence River.
The day includes a town-wide barbecue contest, where nearly a dozen vendors smoke and slather their best to the enjoyment of all. Pumpkin-themed bounce houses, kids games and more shut down the main drag, allowing free movement among the shops and park to see the pumpkins.
Location: Clayton, NY - Frink Park
Contact: Clayton Chamber of Commerce