Pumpkin Drop-off

The annual pumpkin drop-off provides Durango residents with a sustainable option to leaving gourds to rot on the doorstep or throwing them in the trash.

Pumpkins and other fruit are collected and donated to local farmers for use as animal feed. 


The 2019 Pumpkin Drop-off will take place on the Friday and Saturday after Halloween at the La Plata County Fairgrounds in Durango and Eagle Park in Bayfield.

  • Friday November 1st: 12 - 6 PM
  • Saturday November 2nd: 9 AM - 2 PM

2018 Drop-Off:

300 pumpkins donated to local pig and cattle farmers and 180 bags of leaves collected for compost.

Thank you to our 2018 partners:

Good Food Collective Logo
Table To Farm Logo
CSU Ext Logo
BearSmart Logo

Quote from a local hog farmer who received pumpkins in 2017:

I think our little farm is well poised to grow with this... campaign at Three Springs in particular... It's a convenient location and it really helps me sustain a rare hog species in a responsible manner.