Giant Pumpkin Growers from British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest will converge on Saturday, October 7, 2017, to enter BC’s ONLY Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off Event!
Contestants will weigh their Gargantuan Gourds in front of a large crowd of enthusiastic spectators, fellow growers and the media. This is a very well-advertised event that draws nearly all local television and print media covering this amazing story each year. Click 2016, 2015 and 2014 and 2013 to follow BC’s Annual Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off story and view MEDIA (TV interviews, news articles and photos) from past events.
Date: Saturday, October 7, 2017
Time: Contestant’s arrival time is between 8:30 and 10:30 AM. Weigh off start time is 11:00 AM. Giant pumpkins (squash, tomatoes and watermelon) are weighed in the order of their estimated weight, lightest to heaviest, with the largest pumpkins being weighed last. The length of the weigh-off depends on how many registrants enter. This year the winners were announced at 2:00 PM. Sponsors set up time is 10:00 AM and take down time is between 3:00 and 5:00 PM.
Location: Krause Berry Farms and Estate Winery located at 6179 – 248th Street, Langley, B.C.
Contestant’s Entry Form: Click HERE to download entry form
Sponsorship: Corporate Sponsors will be providing cash and prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place…all the way up to 10th place!! Raffle draw prizes and more…! Click SPONSORS to view the sponsorship opportunities.
The Great Pumpkin Commonwealth (GPC) will be providing official plaques and ribbons for the following:
• First Place Engraved Plaque for Heaviest Giant Pumpkin
• First Place Engraved Plaque for Heaviest Giant Squash
• First Place Engraved Plaque for Howard Dill Award (prettiest pumpkin)
• Rosette Ribbons for 2nd to 10th Place Giant Pumpkins
• Rosette for Longest Gourd (first place only)
• Rosette for Giant Tomato (first place only)
• Rosette for Largest Watermelon (first place only)
• Rosette for Largest Field (Regular) Pumpkin (first place only)
FREE ADMISSION for spectators: Please arrive early to Krause Berry Farms for brunch/lunch and enjoy the festivities! It’s Family Day!! Pick your very own pumpkin from their fields while checking out the Giants! Then, visit The Porch, The Market, The Bakery & KB Coral because they are serving everything PUMPKIN! Pumpkin pie, ice cream, waffles, shortcakes, fudge, milkshakes and all of your other fall favourites! Saddle up in their Estate Winery and enjoy a taste of their award winning wines before heading out for one more look at the winning Giant Pumpkin! Enjoy the show!!
“One little, two little, three little pumpkins…!”
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