G&M Farms in Livermore to give away free pumpkins in drive-thru event this weekend

LIVERMORE, Calif. (KGO) -- While the pandemic may have shut down the annual pumpkin patch festivities at G&M Farms in Livermore this year, it hasn't stopped them from spreading holiday cheer with a drive-thru pumpkin giveaway this weekend.

The farm anticipates giving away approximately 3,000 pumpkins and will be given away as supplies last, and are available on a first-come-first serve basis.

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Cars will enter through G&M Farms' corn maze parking lot.

From there, they will be routed to the main pumpkin patch where masked staff members will help load up pumpkins into the vehicles.

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The first-time entrant was awarded a grand prize of $16,450 with his giant pumpkin decorated with a stuffed tiger doll named after the popular documentary.

The farm is limiting the giveaway to one pumpkin-per-person, and 4 pumpkins maximum per vehicle.

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The organizers say the event is "a thank you to the community for years of support and patronage."

The pumpkin giveaway was a success and organizers say they won't continue on Sunday since they gave all their pumpkins away.

On Facebook, the farm wrote, "Our free pumpkin drive-thru was a success! We gave out all 3,000 pumpkins today! Unfortunately we won't be open tomorrow. Thank you and see you next year!"
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