If you’re ready to celebrate the fall weekends, then Pumpkin Daze in Republic has you covered. It’s a free event with crafts and food booths, a pedal toy tractor pull, and much more. Republic is one of the official sites for the “Great Pumpkin Commonwealth” the largest Giant Pumpkin organization in the world! Growers of all ages weigh their giant pumpkins, squash, and watermelon in competition for local and international prizes. The produce weigh-in is 8-10 a.m. and the Produce Awards begin at 1:30 p.m. Annually, it’s the first Saturday in October.