Events

Giant Pumpkin Growers from British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest converged on Saturday, October 2, 2021, to enter BC’s Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off Event!

Our gracious host sponsor Krause Berry Farms and Estate Winery in Langley, BC, hosted our beloved event this year! It’s BC’s Official Great Pumpkin Commonwealth (GPC) and Certified World Recognized Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off Event!!!

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.

Contestants weighed their Gargantuan Gourds, as well as other giant fruits and veggies, 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. In 2019, our event drew nearly 4,000 people – it was our BIGGEST event ever!!!

Follow Giant Pumpkins BC Facebook page for BC’s Annual Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off story and view MEDIA (TV interviews, news articles and photos) from past events.

Media: Email giantpumpkinsbc@gmail.com with any questions or media opportunities – thank you. Please visit our Giant Pumpkins BC tent on the day of the event to arrange interview opportunities with our growers.

Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021

Time: Contestant’s arrival time is between 8:30 and 10:30 AM. Weigh off start time is around 11:00 AM. Giant (Atlantic) pumpkins, giant squash, largest field (regular) pumpkins, longest gourds, giant tomatoes and largest watermelons, 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. In previous years, the winners were announced around 2:00 PM. Sponsors set up time is 9:00 AM and take down time is between 3:00 and 5:00 PM.

Location: Our host sponsor Krause Berry Farms and Estate Winery is located at 6179 – 248th Street, Langley, BC. Please visit their website and scroll to the bottom of their homepage to review Covid Safety Protocols & Policies – thank you.

Contestant’s Entry Form:  Click HERE to view the registration form. Printed copies will be available on site the morning of the event. $20 CASH registration fee per grower per category. For example, if you’re entering a giant pumpkin and giant tomato, your registration fee will be $20 + $20 = $40 CASH – thank you. ALL proceeds go towards fundraising for this gargantuan event!

Sponsorship: Corporate Sponsors will be providing CASH and PRIZES for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place, and all the way up to 10th place!!! Special prizes, raffle draw prizes, 50/50 CASH raffle draw, and more…!!!

TOTAL VALUED OVER $5,000 & GROWING DAILY!!!

Click SPONSORS to view sponsorship opportunities and our sponsors for 2021.

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” Giant 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: This is a FREE event, no tickets or reservations required. Please arrive early to Krause Berry Farms for brunch/lunch and enjoy the festivities! This is a FAMILY FRIENDLY & FUN event!! Pick your very own pumpkin from their fields while checking out the Giants! Then, visit The Market, The Bakery & KB Coral because they are serving everything PUMPKIN! Pumpkin pie, ice cream, waffles, shortcakes, fudge and all of your other fall favourites! Master Carver Bruce Waugh will be on site along with the SeaBilly’s performing on stage from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM. Saddle up in their Estate Winery and enjoy a taste of their award winning wines, listen to LIVE music, before heading out for one more look at the winning Giant Pumpkin! Enjoy the show!!

“One little, two little, three little pumpkins…!”

Oct-2

Giant Pumpkins British Columbia – Giving back to our farming heritage, supporting local growers and bringing community together!

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https://www.giantpumpkinsbc.com/events
SPONSORS:
https://www.giantpumpkinsbc.com/sponsors
EMAIL:
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Looking forward to connecting with you!

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