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 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.
Your Corporate Sponsorship helps to Grow the Giant Pumpkin Community, attracts more Growers and Sponsors, and creates more seasonal fun and excitement in the Community! It’s a way to give back to our farming heritage, support local growers and bring community together!
BC’s TOP Corporate Sponsor may enjoy a 1,000+ Pound Giant Pumpkin to display at your place of business for 2 weeks following the weigh-off event!! The minimum sponsorship requirement is shown below. Note: this must be agreed to by the respective giant pumpkin grower and confirmed with the top sponsor; the pumpkin must be returned to the respective grower after the 2 week period.
1st Place Giant Pumpkin Prize Sponsor = Over $1,500 Value (Cash and/or Gift Certificate $1 per POUND!!!)
2nd Place Giant Pumpkin Prize Sponsor = Over $500 Value (Cash and/or Gift Certificate)
3rd Place Giant Pumpkin Prize Sponsor = Over $300 Value (Cash and/or Gift Certificate)
4th Place Giant Pumpkin Prize Sponsor = $250 Value (Cash and/or Gift Certificate)
5th to 10th Place Giant Pumpkin Prize Sponsors = $50 Value for Each Prize (Cash and/or Gift Cards)
Heaviest Giant Squash (not Pumpkin, but Squash) Prize Sponsor = $500 Value (Cash and/or Gift Certificate)
Howard Dill Award “Prettiest” Giant Pumpkin Prize Sponsor = $150 Value (Cash and/or Gift Certificate)
Longest Gourd Prize Sponsor = This sponsorship is still available.
Giant Tomato Prize Sponsor = This sponsorship is still available.
Largest Watermelon Prize Sponsor = This sponsorship is still available.
Largest Field (Regular) Pumpkin Prize Sponsor = This sponsorship is still available.
Raffle Prize Sponsors = $100 to $1,000 for Each Gift (Over $1,000 Value)
Giant Pumpkin Carving Exhibition Sponsor = PRICELE$$
Giant Pumpkins BC Tent Sponsor = PRICELE$$
Event Photographer Sponsor = PRICELE$$
Event Host Sponsor = PRICELE$$
All Sponsors are encouraged to attend the event to promote yourself and your business! Looking forward to creating a memorable event with you! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss sponsorship opportunities.
SPECIAL THANKS to BC’s Sponsors for 2021!
Krause Berry Farms and Estate Winery. A Working Destination Farm Since 1974. U-Pick Berry Fields, Market, Bakery, Estate Winery, Restaurants & The Farmer’s Table Cooking School.
1st Place Giant Pumpkin Prize Sponsor:
The grower with the #1 heaviest Giant (Atlantic) Pumpkin will receive $1 per POUND from Urban Roots Garden Market! VALUED OVER $1,500!!!
2nd Place Giant Pumpkin Prize Sponsor:
The grower with the #2 heaviest Giant (Atlantic) Pumpkin will enjoy a 1 night stay, parking and breakfast at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre! VALUED OVER $500!!!
3rd Place Giant Pumpkin Prize Sponsor:
The grower with the #3 heaviest Giant (Atlantic) Pumpkin will enjoy a 1 night stay at the Georgian Court Hotel in Vancouver! VALUED OVER $300!!!
4th Place Giant Pumpkin Prize Sponsor:
The grower with the #4 heaviest Giant (Atlantic) Pumpkin will receive $250 ASSORTMENT STARTER PACK provided by NPK RAW Canada! VALUED AT $250!!!
NPK RAW Canada offers Mighty, Raw Soluble Nutrients and Biostimulants, Microbes and Pest Control products online for your garden.
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5th to 10th Place Giant Pumpkin Prize Sponsor:
The growers with the #5, #6, #7, #8, #9, #10 heaviest Giant (Atlantic) Pumpkins will each receive $50 GIFT CARDS! VALUED AT $300!!! Provided by Kirstin Carley – loving wife, mom, mentor and entrepreneurial leader!
In Loving Memory of Kirstin’s Dad, Vern Zerr, who passed away suddenly on September 1, 2019, one day before his 65th birthday. Vern loved Scott Carley’s Giant Pumpkins! Vern will be missed by his spouse Karen, daughter Kirstin, son-in-law Scott, grandchildren Milana & Cyrus, close family and friends.
Vernon Roy Zerr
September 2, 1954 – September 1, 2019
Giant Pumpkins BC Tent Sponsor:
Love and personal time provided by “M&M” Maureen (Kirstin’s Mom) & Moe Wetzel – PRICELE$$!!!
Elite RV Rentals provides high-end, luxurious cast trailers and support trailers to the film industry.
Howard Dill Award “Prettiest” Giant Pumpkin Prize Sponsor & Raffle Prize Sponsor:
The grower with the “Prettiest” Giant Pumpkin will receive $150 CASH or Gift Card provided by Sleeping Bee Quilts!!!
The raffle prize winner will receive a BEEautiful custom made (winner selects colours & pattern) queen size heirloom quality quilt provided by Sleeping Bee Quilts – VALUED OVER $1,250!!!
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Heaviest Giant Squash Prize Sponsor:
The grower with the heaviest Giant Squash (not Pumpkin, but Squash) will receive $500 CASH or Gift Certificate provided by the Artisan Garden Group!!! Owned and Operated by the Beattie Family, the Artisan Garden Group (comprised of Artisan Landscaping, Artisan Transport, Firewood Vancouver & It’s About Thyme Nursery) has been a leading supplier of nursery stock and landscape materials such as top soil, vegetable compost, bark mulch, sand and gravel in the greater Vancouver area since 1986.
Daniel Bloch is a professional Photographer and Videographer. He believes that being professional is to take pride in producing a final product that’s not just beautiful, but memorable. From a very young age, he’s been fascinated by the amazing power of the lens to interpret unique combinations of light, ambiance and emotion. Every photograph and video must be special!
B.C. Scale Co. Ltd. sells, services and repairs all types of scales, from laboratory balances, bench scales, floors scales and shipping scales to truck scales, railway track scales and everything in between (even Giant Pumpkins).
Giant Pumpkins British Columbia – Giving back to our farming heritage, supporting local growers and bringing community together!
Everyone’s participation is greatly appreciated!