In 2016, Scott Carley set a goal to grow a 1,500 pound pumpkin!
In 2016, Scott’s giant pumpkin weighed in at 1,172 pounds and placed 1st in BC (for the 3rd year in a row)!! It was smaller than last year’s 1,427.5 pound Giant and his goal to grow a 1,500 pound Giant, and this was due to cooler weather conditions this year.
SPECIAL THANKS to Krause Berry Farms and Estate Winery in Langley, BC, for sponsoring BC’s Official Great Pumpkin Commonwealth (GPC) and Certified World Recognized Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off Event on October 1st, 2016!
Scott and Kirstin Carley!! BC’s 1st place giant pumpkin (1,172lbs)!
Andrea and Glenn Dixon!! BC’s 2nd place giant pumpkin (1,077lbs) and 4th place (1,029lbs) giant pumpkins!
Janet Love and David Chan!! BC’s 3rd place (1,036lbs) and 5th place (958lbs) giant pumpkins!
Kate and Rob Mumford!! BC’s 6th place (617lbs) and Howard Dill Award for BEST Looking Pumpkin! It’s a beauty!
Jeff Pelletier!! BC’s 7th place giant pumpkin (410lbs) and 1st place giant green squash (457lbs)!
Justin Hoskins!! BC’s 8th place giant pumpkin (347lbs)!
Eileen Pavan!! BC’s 9th place giant pumpkin (145lbs)!
Maurizio Camparmo!! BC’s 10th place giant pumpkin (132lbs)!
Congrats to our local growers and their gargantuan gourds!!! A huge THANK YOU to everyone who participated to make it a great day!! A big THANK YOU to all of our SPONSORS for making this day possible! Looking forward to creating another memorable EVENT with you next season!
A giant THANK YOU to Giant Pumpkins British Columbia for organizing BC’s Annual Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off Event! Be sure to explore the pages of our website GiantPumpkinsBC.com/Sitemap — British Columbia’s #1 Resource for Everything GIANT PUMPKIN!!!
Here is a News Article provided by Global BC News after interviewing Scott Carley about his award-winning gargantuan gourd! It will answer some of your questions about growing a Giant Pumpkin! “B.C. giant pumpkin competition awards 1,172-pound gargantuan gourd” on Oct 2, 2016: http://globalnews.ca/news/2977932/b-c-giant-pumpkin-competition-awards-1172-pound-gargantuan-gourd
Langley Times and Aldergrove Star, News Article “It’s the great pumpkin, Langley style” on Oct 2, 2016: http://www.langleytimes.com/community/395530951.html and http://www.aldergrovestar.com/community/395530951.html
CBC News, Radio Interview “When he’s not playing flute for the Kamloops Symphony, Jeff Pelletier is growing monster pumpkins” on Oct 3, 2016: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kamloops/jeff-pelletier-grows-giant-gourds-1.3788930
Langley Advance, News Article “Langley contest: Now that’s a pumpkin!” on Oct 5, 2016: http://www.bclocalnews.com/community/396074841.html
2016’s photos and media were shared on our Giant Pumpkin BC Facebook page