Upcoming Events

Seed Auction 2016

The UGPG annual seed auction will be held January 30, 2016 @ 6 PM (mountain time). This auction will be hosted on BigPumpkins.com. Much of the prize money we give out as an organization will be raised during this auction. So be sure to set up your Big Pumpkins.com user name, log in, and join us as we auction off some of the top seed available this year.

"How To Grow" Seminar 2016 - Saturday, Feb 20

Saturday February 20th @ Thanksgiving Point - Museum of Ancient Life
2929 Thanksgiving Way, Lehi UT

8:30 am - 1:00 pm - Amber room (2nd floor)

Come join us for our "How To Grow Giant Pumpkins" seminar. We will have information for all levels of pumpkin growers, beginning through advanced. Seminar will be in February and are a must attend for any new grower or those more experienced growers looking to grow the big one this year.

SCHEDULE

8:30 - 9:00am Purchase products and Meet and Greet

9:00 - 9:30am Seed Starting with Ed Dennis

9:30 - 10:00am The 1455 in review with Brent and Travis Evans

10:00 - 10:45am Ralph and Juana Laub

10:45 - 11:00am Break

11:00 - 11:45am Soil and Advance Technique with Mohamed Sadiq

11:45 - 12:30pm Q and A Panel with Carrie Fox, Tyler Quigley, Mohamed Sadiq, and Jim Seamons

12:30 - 1:00pm Purchase products, merchandise, mingle

Club seeds and bulk order fertilizers will also be distributed at this time. We hope to see you there.

2016 International GPC Conference, Lymington, UK
February 26th, 27th and 28th

The GPC (Great Pumpkin Commonwealth) 2016 Edition of 'The Big Show' will be held "across the pond" in Lymington, UK!. This is a great opportunity to rub shoulders with the national and international growers. Check out the GPC Website for costs and registration information.

Membership Dues/Seed Distribution 2016

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. You can join or renew your membership at our How To Grow seminar as well.

Register or renew membership now.

Patch Tour 2016 - Saturday, August 13th

Our annual patch tour for 2016 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.

More info will be released the week prior to the tour.

12th Annual Utah Giant Pumpkin Growers Weigh Off
Saturday September 24th

Thanksgiving Point
Lehi, Utah

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.

Hee Haw Farms Pumpkin Championship Weigh Off
Saturday October 8th

HeeHaw Farms
150 South 2000 West
Pleasant Grove, UT

This is an official weight-off site for the Great Pumpkin Commonwealth

6th Annual Ginormous Pumpkin Regatta 2016
October 22nd, 2016

Watch for more info to come.

Utah's 8th Annual Ginormous Pumpkin Drop
Saturday, October 29th

A Family Friendly Experience of Fun and Destruction!!

Location: Hee Haw Farms - 150 S 2000 W, Pleasant Grove, UT

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 8th 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.