The Results Are In…!

BC’s Official and World Recognized Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off Event!!!

Organized by GiantPumpkinsBC.com — giving back to our farming heritage, supporting local growers and bringing community together! “Like” our pageFacebook.com/giantpumpkinsbc and join the community!

Scott Carley!! BC’s 1st place giant pumpkin (1,172lbs)!

Andrea and Glenn Dixon!! BC’s 2nd place (1,077lbs) and 4th place (1,029lbs) giant pumpkins!

Janet and David Chan!! BC’s 3rd place (1,036lbs) and 5th place (958lbs) giant pumpkins!

Kate 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 all of our local growers and their gargantuan gourds!!

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BC’s Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off Event!

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

Agenda:

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!!

GiantPumpkinsBC.com — giving back to our farming heritage, supporting local growers and bringing community together!

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How’s our pumpkin patch doing these days?

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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So…you grow a Giant Pumpkin or Squash…then what do you do with it…cook it?

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!!

EVENT DATE SET!

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.

Global BC News!

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:
http://globalnews.ca/news/2257846/everything-you-wanted-to-know-about-giant-pumpkin-growing-but-were-afraid-to-ask

Global Evening News, Vancouver, BC, Video “Pumpkin Segment” (fast forward to 25:05 minutes) on October 3, 2015:
http://globalnews.ca/video/2257354/news-hour-oct-3-11

Global Morning News, Vancouver, BC Video “Langley Farmer Grows Giant Pumpkins” on Oct 29, 2014:
http://globalnews.ca/video/1642756/langley-farmer-grows-giant-pumpkins

Visit SEEDS, BLOG, EVENTS, SPONSORS, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2003, CONTACT and SITEMAP for more information!!