In 2017, Scott Carley’s GIANT PUMPKIN placed 1st in BC again (for the 4th year in a row since 2014)!!! He squashed his own record (1,427.5 pounds) with a HUGE 1,543 pound pumpkin, and set a NEW RECORD for the province of BC!!!

Scott Carley now holds the distinction of having cultivated the HEAVIEST PUMPKIN in BC history!!! The previous provincial record, held by Jake Van Kooten of British Columbia, was also once the WORLD RECORD in 2008, with a pumpkin tipping the scales at 1,536 pounds! Fun fact, Mathias Willemijns of Belgium, presently holds the WORLD RECORD since 2016, with a massive pumpkin at 2,624.6 pounds!!!

Photo of Scott Carley with his 1st place award winning pumpkin on Oct 7, 2017.


Photo of Scott Carley with Jake Van Kooten, previous provincial record holder and world record holder.

Photo of Scott Carley with his family.

CONGRATS to British Columbia’s 2017 Growers and their Gargantuan Gourds!!! 🎃

Photo of 1st place Scott Carley with 2nd place Jeff Pelletier and 3rd place Kerri Perras.

Scott Carley of Langley!! BC’s 1st place giant pumpkin! (PB!)(1,543lbs)(1,279est) $750 prize!

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Jeff Pelletier of North Vancouver!! BC’s 2nd place giant pumpkin! (PB!)(1,167lbs)(1,170est) $500 prize!

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Kerri Perras of Campbell River!! BC’s 3rd place giant pumpkin! (PB!)(1,074lbs)(1,025est) $450 prize!


Kate Mumford of Langley!! BC’s 4th place giant pumpkin! (PB!)(935lbs)(963est) Kate also grew a giant tomato and a giant cabbage! $50 prize!


Margaret Carley of Langley!! BC’s 5th place giant pumpkin! (PB!)(860lbs)(873est) Marg also grew a giant squash! $50 prize!


Eileen Pavan Of Langley!! BC’s 6th place giant pumpkin! (PB!)(852lbs)(830est) $50 prize!


Maurizio Camparmo of Langley!! BC’s 7th place giant pumpkin! (527lbs)(575est) and Howard Dill Award for BEST Looking Pumpkin! It’s a beauty! $50 prize!

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Julie Begg of Lions Bay!! BC’s 8th place giant pumpkin! (480lbs)(560.5est) $50 prize!

Justin Hoskins of Hope!! BC’s 9th place giant pumpkin! (PB!)(453lbs)(475est) $50 prize!


Andy Budden of Surrey!! BC’s 10th place giant pumpkin! (228lbs)(227est) $50 prize!

David Chan of Richmond!! BC’s giant pumpkin sadly disqualified due to hole in cavity! (1,053lbs)(1,113est)


Steve Reid of Vancouver!! BC’s giant pumpkin sadly disqualified due to hole in cavity! (704lbs)(767est)

Hosted at Krause Berry Farms and Estate Winery in Langley on October 7, 2017.

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2017’s photos and media were shared on our Giant Pumpkin BC Facebook page

Click 2016 and 2015 and 2014 and 2013 to view MEDIA (TV interviews, news articles and photos) from past events.