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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. Adding to this page as we speak…stay tuned over the coming days and weeks!

Click EVENTS and SPONSORS to see what happened on October 2, 2021!!!

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 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 before the end of October 2021…!!!

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

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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.

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THE All Time Top Ten Officially Weighed Pumpkins:
https://ipga.us/test-top-ten

BC’s Great Pumpkin Commonwealth (GPC) representative is our #PumpkinPal Jeff Pelletier.

Watch the GPC’s Video:

Our community’s website and Facebook page is maintained by: KirstinCarley.com

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  1. Hi! I’d love to try and grow a giant pumpkin for my husband- he’s a huge Halloween fan and pumpkin carver!
    Just saw on Global you’re giving some seeds away- if you’re not already tapped out we would love to try some!
    Al Finlayson
    1525 Beatty St
    Penticton BC. V2A 7e9
    Thank you!
    Kim

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  2. just saw you on the morning news! I’ve been growing big pumpkins in my backyard here in vernon secretly for the last 3 years. cracked 150 lbs with a seed from a dills Atlantic giant seed pack 2 years ago! would love to try your seed! can I email my address?

    will cover postage if needed!

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  3. That’s amazing, I would love to try to grow a giant pumpkin with your seeds if possible. If so my address is
    Brad hunter
    1203 Lamar dr
    Kamloops, Bc
    V2c 5c5

    Thank you

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  4. Hi, I Just Saw Your Husband On The Morning News And Said He Would Send Pumpkin Seeds To Anyone Who Wants Some….I Would Love Some! We Live In Williams Lake And Are Planning On Starting A Pumpkin Patch For Next Year AS The Closest One is About A 3 Hour Drive From Here! A Giant Pumpkin Would Blow The Kids In This Town Away! Thanks A Bunch!
    Amy Grieve, 3299 Widgeon Dr, Williams Lake, BC. V2G 4X5
    Thank You so Much….Cheers:)

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  5. Your pumpkins are amazing! Congratulations! You mentioned something on the news about free seeds from your prize winning pumpkin, I would really like to be able to get a few from you. How do I go about this? I would love to be able to grow a big monster like that myself next year.
    Again congratulations and thanks for your time.

    Chad Allin.

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    1. Hi Scott
      Just watched the global TV segment showing your pumpkin – amazing. Wondering if you could send me seeds and any growing information. Would like to try growing a pumpkin next year. Would be great for the grandkids.

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  6. Congrats on your win, amazing job!! Would love to try my luck with some seeds, growing season not great here in Mackenzie but by spring we are relocating to the beautiful Creston Valley, perfect growing conditions! Irene Bonthoux, PO Box 902, Mackenzie, BC V0J 2C0. Thanks so much!

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  7. Just saw your segment on Global News. Awesome!! Love to carve pumpkins and would like to have a try at growing these large ones. Would really like to have some seeds. Congratulations on your win. Denise, box 317, Elkford BC. V0B 1H0

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  8. for years I have been trying to grow a big pumpkin..no luck..just small ones..if seeds are the issue, please send me some please, Let me know about charges. thanks
    John

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  9. watched you on global this morning and you said you would send seeds to people who emailed you. My granddaughter has been growing pumpkins for the last two years and she would be thrilled to grow a large one. Her address is L Julseth 5238 Mountainvista Drive, Terrace, BC V8G 4X5 thank you

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  10. I don’t recall ever being so excited about a news segment! We love trying new seeds and watching the gardens flourish! I would be delighted and thankful to receive some seeds.

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  11. I saw your segment on Global News and would like to order some of your Pumpkin seeds as a gift for my daughter and two little grand daughters who are avid gardeners. They grew an amazing garden this past season here in Prince George, and I know it would be fun for them to try to grow one of your Giant Pumpkins.I thought it would be a neat stocking stuffer for Christmas! Please let me know if you have any seeds left and I will send you our mailing address. Cheers!!

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  12. If it is not too late….We would love a few seeds. We live on Texada Island,BC and they would surely be a hit at our farmers market in the fall. Thank you in advance. Sylvia Robillard, Box 49, Gillies Bay, BC V0N 1W0.

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  13. I would love to take my kids to see your giant pumpkins. Wish there is a schedule and location list for us to visit the oumpkin 🙂

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    1. Hello Vera! Two of our Giants are on display at Krause Berry Farms in Langley. They will be there until after Halloween. I hope you are able to see them! Our other award winning pumpkins are on display in Washington. Scott will be on Global BC’s Morning News on October 28th with the heaviest pumpkin and squash!

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