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BC’s Annual Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off Event in 2021 was exciting for our Giant #PumpkinPals Growing Community!!!
Click 2021 to learn more. Stay tuned as we are planning for October 8, 2022’s event…
Follow Giant Pumpkins British Columbia Facebook page for BC’s Annual Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off Event story and view MEDIA (TV interviews, news articles and photos) from past events.
Our event hosted in Langley, BC, is the ONLY world recognized giant pumpkin weigh-off event in Western Canada, with the next closest event being hosted in Manitoba.
Here are some highlights from past events…
In 2021, after decades of growing, Dave Chan finally cultivated a GIGANTIC Giant Pumpkin that weighed 1,911 pounds, and set a NEW RECORD for the province of British Columbia!!! Dave presently holds the distinction of having cultivated the HEAVIEST PUMPKIN in BC history!!!
In 2020, we did not organize an event out of an abundance of caution for the restrictions enforced by the government, and the trajectory of covid cases in BC at that time.
In 2019, Scott Carley’s heaviest Giant Pumpkin weighed in at 1,213 pounds and placed 1st in BC! Scott also set a NEW RECORD in the province of British Columbia for the heaviest Giant Squash that weighed in at 1,066 pounds!! AND, Scott beat the provincial record for the heaviest Field Pumpkin that weighed in at 111 pounds!!! Triple WIN!!!
In 2018, Scott Carley’s Giant Pumpkin weighed in at 1,436 pounds and placed 1st in BC!
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 British Columbia!!! Scott held this record from 2017 to 2021.
Fun fact #1: 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 #2: Mathias Willemijns from Belgium, held the WORLD RECORD from 2016 to 2021, with a MASSIVE pumpkin weighing 2,624.6 pounds!!! It was entered into GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS!!!
Fun fact #3: Stefano Cutrupi from Italy, recently beat the WORLD RECORD on September 26, 2021, with a GIGANTIC pumpkin weighing 2,702.8 pounds!!!
Rumour has it, the WORLD RECORD may be beat again soon…!!!
Photo of Scott Carley with his 1st place award winning pumpkin on Oct 7, 2017. Click 2017 for more media.
In 2016, Scott’s giant pumpkin weighed in at 1,172 pounds and placed 1st in BC (for the 3rd year in a row)!! Click 2016 for more media.
On Oct 10, 2015, Scott Carley’s giant pumpkin (1 of his 4 largest ones) weighed in at 1,305.5 pounds (lighter than the estimated weight of up to 1,600 pounds) and placed 4th (out of 25+ entries) at Central Market in Shoreline, Washington, USA!!! It qualified Scott for the 4,000 Pound Club (aggregate weight for his Top 3 Giants) and coveted Certified World Recognized Great Pumpkin Commonwealth (GPC) Jacket — Scott is the 1st grower in Western Canada to achieve this milestone — it’s kind of a BIG deal!!! And…Scott’s green monster squash weighed in at 725.5 pounds and set the new BC Squash Record!!! Scott was on Global BC’s Morning News (again) on Oct 28, 2015, with his heaviest 1st place giant pumpkin and squash!! This was contest #3 of 3!!
On Oct 3, 2015, Scott Carley’s giant pumpkin (1 of his 4 largest ones) weighed in at 1,411 pounds and placed 1st (out of 20 entries) at Krause Berry Farms in Langley, BC!! This is the second year in a row that Scott’s giant pumpkin placed 1st in BC!! Scott broke his own BC Giant Pumpkin record!!! This was contest #2 of 3!!
On Sep 26, 2015, Scott Carley’s giant pumpkin (1 of his 4 largest ones) weighed in at 1,427.5 pounds and placed 1st (out of 20 entries) in Skagit Valley, Washington, USA!! He was close to the site record of 1,450 pounds that was set by Giant Pumpkin World Record holder Joel Holland in 2014! This was contest #1 of 3 this season!!
Photo of Scott Carley with his 1st place award winning pumpkin on Sep 26, 2015. Click 2015 for more media.
THE All Time Top Ten Officially Weighed Pumpkins:
BC’s Great Pumpkin Commonwealth (GPC) representative is our #PumpkinPal Jeff Pelletier.
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