Estimated number of potential households in Missouri
for trick or
Estimated number of all potential trick or treaters in Missouri (children under the age of 14).
Estimated number of potential 15-19 year olds in Missouri getting too old to
trick or treat.
Pieces of candy corn that will be produced this
year. That equates to nearly enough to circle the
moon 21 times if laid end-to-end.
Number of parents that said they sneak goodies from their own goody bowls.
Amount Midwest consumer plans to spend on candy for Halloween.
Number one way Midwest consumers, including Missourians, plan to celebrate Halloween. Other popular
ways to celebrate include decorating the home or yard, carving a
pumpkin, and dressing in costumes.
Number one thing children do to their candy after trick-or-treating, according to a survey by candyusa.com.
Number one treat children prefer.
The number of seeds that are found in some giant pumpkins. Large award winning pumpkins can weigh over 1,500 pounds and consume 3,000 to 4,000 gallons of water over a four-and-a-half month growing season, growing up to 10 pounds a day.
The weight of the Guiness World Record holding pumpkin from October 9, 2010 Stillwater Harvest Festival in Stillwater, Wisconsin.
Average price of one large carving pumpkin at the Central Missouri Produce Auction in Fortuna,
MO in late August 2011. According to the Produce Auction in Fortuna, Missouri, the dry weather left Central Missouri pumpkins more scarce than in years past.
Total acres of pumpkins planted and harvested in Missouri in 2007. Top pumpkin
production states are Illinois, California, Ohio, New York and Pennsylvania.
Acres in the US pumpking production totaled 43,300 acres.
|2007 Pumpkin Acreage
||Number of Farms
US Census Bureau 2010 Census
National Retail Federation
Agricultural Marketing Resource Center's Association