Looking forward to our upcoming event on Saturday!
Location: Krause Berry Farms & Estate Winery located at 6179 248th, Langley, British Columbia, V4W 1C3, KrauseBerryFarms.com
8:30-10:30 Registration – entry forms provided on site or available for download GiantPumpkinsBC.com/Events
10:30-11:30 Sponsors set up displays – GiantPumpkinsBC.com/sponsors
11:00 Contestants – must be on site by this time!
11:30-3:30 Photographer and media on site
11:30 Start weigh off – opening announcements and thanks to our sponsors, then start weighing giant pumpkins!
2:50 (actual time may be earlier) Announce raffle prize winners and 50/50 cash draw winner!
3:00 (actual time may be earlier) End weigh off – announce winners, handout awards and prizes and thanks to our sponsors!
3:00-5:00 Sponsors take down displays
5:00 Krause Berry Farms – everyone is welcome to stay and enjoy the farm until 5:00 closing time!
See you there!!
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Scott Carley’s giant pumpkins are not doing well this season…he had 7 and only has 2 left…they are far behind where they were measuring at this time last year…650 pounds right now vs. over 1,000 pounds this time last year…all local growers are experiencing similar challenges…it’s been too cool at night this season…giant pumpkins need heat units at night to grow to their gargantuan size…due to this season’s slower growth I hear many growers have been pushing the limits on their fertilizer/nitrogen to stimulate growth…and due to this I hear many pumpkins have rotted out or cracked…including Scott’s…needless to say there have been many challenges this season…even for my man Scott Carley the #1 Giant Pumpkin Grower in BC!!
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Thanks for your question We get this question a lot actually.
In October, our Gargantuan Gourds are entered into BC’s Official Great Pumpkin Commonwealth (GPC) and Certified World Recognized Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off Event (hosted in Langley, BC) and other GPC Events (hosted in nearby Washington, USA). Then, Top Corporate Sponsors from the weigh-off events enjoy a 1,000+ Pound Giant Pumpkin to display at their place of business for 2 weeks following the events. Some of BC’s Top Giant Pumpkins are rented/donated to local businesses/foundations for display over Thanksgiving/Halloween. Then, the Giants are returned to the Growers to harvest their Award Winning Seeds. The leftover pumpkin is often used to feed our local wildlife. It’s not great for cooking since giant pumpkins are quite fibrous. A collection of Award Winning Seeds from BC’s Top Growers are available for sale via GiantPumpkinsBC.com. All money raised goes towards fundraising for BC’s Official Great Pumpkin Commonwealth (GPC) and Certified World Recognized Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off Event (hosted in Langley, BC). This helps to Grow the Giant Pumpkin Community, attracting more Growers and Sponsors, and creating seasonal fun and excitement in the Community! It’s a way to give back to our farming heritage, support local farmers and bring community together! Learn more by visiting GiantPumpkinsBC.com — British Columbia’s #1 Resource for Everything GIANT PUMPKIN!!
Mark your calendars for this year’s event confirmed for Saturday, October 1, 2016!!!
Join us for BC’s Annual Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off Event and enjoy the “Family Day” festivities at the Farm! Krause Berry Farms and Estate Winery in Langley, BC, will be hosting BC’s Official Great Pumpkin Commonwealth (GPC) and Certified World Recognized Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off Event!! Not only that, it is the only Certified and Recognized event in all of British Columbia! Visit our EVENTS page for more information.
Our award winning pumpkin seeds needed to dry before we could mail them. You can expect to receive your seeds starting December 1st. Gifting your seeds to someone special for Christmas? No worries — we will make sure you receive them by December 15th!
Stay tuned for Scott Carley’s 3-part series on Giant Pumpkin Growing starting next season on Global BC’s Morning News!!
Global Morning News, Vancouver, BC, Video “BC Farmer Shows Off Giant Pumpkins” on October 28, 2015: http://globalnews.ca/video/2304666/bc-farmer-shows-off-giant-pumpkins
Global Evening News, Vancouver, BC, Video “Everything You Wanted to Know About Giant Pumpkin Growing (but were afraid to ask)” on October 3, 2015:
Global Evening News, Vancouver, BC, Video “Pumpkin Segment” (fast forward to 25:05 minutes) on October 3, 2015:
Global Morning News, Vancouver, BC Video “Langley Farmer Grows Giant Pumpkins” on Oct 29, 2014:
Visit SEEDS, BLOG, EVENTS, SPONSORS, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2003, CONTACT and SITEMAP for more information!!
How many SEEDS do you think were in Scott Carley’s 1,427 Pound Giant Pumpkin and 725.5 Pound Monster Green Squash…?? 660 pumpkin seeds and 800 squash seeds!! Visit our SEEDS page for more information!