Congrats!

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

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

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

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!

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)

SPECIAL THANKS to our sponsors!!! 🎃 GiantPumpkinsBC.com/sponsors

Join us again next year at BC’s Official and World Recognized Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off Event!!!

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The results are in!

Scott Carley’s GIANT PUMPKIN placed 1st in BC again this year!!! 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!!!

Stay tuned over the next week for the STORY and PHOTOS from BC’s Official and World Recognized Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off Event!!!

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

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50/50 Cash Prize

Today’s 50/50 cash prize was claimed by ticket #0576805 🎃

Stay tuned over the next week for photos and updates from BC’s Official and World Recognized Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off Event!!!

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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!!

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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.