The annual Damariscotta Pumkinfest and Regatta kicks off with some activities this weekend and runs right through Columbus Day.

This weekend it's the Volunteer-Growers’ Weigh-Off on Saturday with the official Great Pumpkin Commonwealth weigh-off, Sunday. It's the State of Maine’s largest weigh-off, featuring the jaw-dropping total purse of $10,000. Last year's winner came in over 1700 pounds.

Buzz Pinkham who works tirelessly, year-round, to make this a huge family fun event, joined us on the Moose Morning Show. Get more details in the video above.

Make sure to enjoy the Giant Pumpkin Parade on Main Street, the Pumpkinboat Regatta, the Giant Pumpkin Drop and so much more.