MANTECA PUMPKIN FAIR OCT. 1-2

The first weekend in October is almost here. Crews are busy tossing pumpkins into open bed trailers pulled by tractors through fields surrounding M...

September 24, 2022
8:10 PM

The first weekend in October is almost here. Crews are busy tossing pumpkins into open bed trailers pulled by tractors through fields surrounding Manteca as they harvest nearly 80 percent of California  commercially grown pumpkin crop. Dozens of trucks a day are rolling out of Manteca delivering to distributors throughout California a bounty of pumpkins that by season's end typically exceeds 54,000 tons. All of that can only mean one thing. Pumpkin fun is rolling into downtown Manteca. It's time for the 37th annual Manteca Sunrise Kiwanis ‘ version of the Manteca Pumpkin.

DENNIS WYATT