Membership Dues/Seed Distribution 2014
UGPG membership is the calendar year from Jan 1st to Dec 31st. Membership is $25. This gets you in on the annual seed give away and into most UGPG activities during the year, including free entry into the weigh off. We need to have your membership by March 31st for you to be eligible for the seed distribution. It's not too late to join for this year.
2014 National GPC Conference, Orlando, Florida
Feb. 21st & 22nd
The GPC (Great Pumpkin Commonwealth) 2014 Edition of 'The Big Show' will be in Orlando, Florida at the Holiday Inn. This is a great opportunity to rub shoulders with the national growers. Check out the GPC Website for costs and registration information.
Discount Disney tickets including theme parks & Disney cruises as well as Dayton 500 tickets are available. See GPC website for details.
"How To Grow" Seminars 2014
Come join us for our "How To Grow Giant Pumpkins" seminars. We will have seminars for all levels of pumpkin growers this year. Seminars will be in March and are a must attend for any new grower or those more experienced growers looking to grow the big one this year.
Saturday March 1st @ 9:00 am
- Thanksgiving Point - Museaum of Ancient Life (Dinosaur Building) - Amber Room upstairs
2929 N Thanksgiving Way, Lehi, UT - see map
- Cost is free.
- Beginner class from 9:00 am - 10:15 am
- Advanced growers from 10:15 am - 12:00 pm
Patch Tour & Club Barbeque 2013
Saturday, August 9th - Our annual patch tour for 2014 will be held the 2nd Saturday in August. We will be touring the pumpkin patches of a number of Utah Growers. This is a great way to learn from the best and ask questions. All member of the UGPG are invited to attend.
10th Annual Utah Giant Pumpkin Growers Weigh Off
Saturday September 27th, 2014
This is an official weight-off site for the Great Pumpkin Commonwealth
Registration starts at 8AM
Judging starts at 11AM
Weigh off starts at noon.
4nd Annual Ginormous Pumpkin Regatta 2014
4th Annual Regatta presented by Mountain Valley Seed Co. There will be prizes for the winners and the losers. You have already won if you can float in your pumpkin! 600 lbs. is pushing it to be a boat, but don’t let weight get you down. There is a division for the not-soo-big, the Wacko-Jacko Division. Guildelines are to make a vessel out of “mostly pumpkins”. In the past, some growers have duct taped two 200-300 lb. ‘kins together to make kind of a pumpkin sea horse. Others have packed jack o’lanterns into a fishing net and thrown a pallet on top. Be creative, be bold, be pond worthy.
Saturday, October 18th
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Sugar House Park Pond - 2199 S 1400 East, Salt Lake City, UT
Utah's 6th Annual Ginormous Pumpkin Drop
A Family Friendly Experience of Fun and Destruction!!
Date: Saturday, October 25th
Location: Hee Haw Farms - 150 S 2000 W, Pleasant Grove, UT
Time: The DESTRUCTION begins at noon!
Giant Pumpkin Drop at Hee Haw Farms (a charity event for babies with the March of Dimes). A favorite of growers. Take your giant and get your family in free. The only 120 year old, homesteaded agra-tainment farm in Utah. See the biggest pumpkin drop in our galaxy. The drop is in its 5th year splatting. Talk to anyone who has been, you will know what to expect. This car crushing, piano smashing, pool splashing, is a pumpkin’s nightmare. The pumpkin doctor prescribes 9 out of 10 growers to go to the drop as the best remedy to ending a season and growing pumpkins again the next year.