Membership Dues 2014
UGPG membership is the calendar year from Jan 1st to Dec 31st. Membership is $25. This gets you into most UGPG activities during the year, including free entry into the weigh off. It's not too late to join for this year.
Rise Of The Giants - Movie Documentary Screening
Thursday September 25th, 2014
Please join us for a screening of the new documentary Rise Of The Giants at the Water Gardens in Pleasant Grove @ 6:30 p.m.
“Rise of the Giants” follows the growth of the largest pumpkin in the world, which weighed 2032 pounds, the Utah Giant Pumpkin Growing club, and even inmates who are growing at the Spanish Fork jail. “Rise of the Giants” delves into a unique hobby that attracts salts-of-the-earth committed to making people smile. Every year growers around the country raise Atlantic Giant pumpkins that can grow over to 50 pounds a day (that is not a typo) – so big that once the contest is over, growers hollow them out and hold a boat race at Sugar House Park, which is captured in the film.
10th Annual Utah Giant Pumpkin Growers Weigh Off
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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
Sugar House Park Pond - 2199 S 1400 East, Salt Lake City, UT
Loading: Beginning at 11:30
Carving: 12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
PUMPKIN RACING: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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.
Feast With the Beast - Hogle Zoo
Don't miss the Giant Pumpkin Stomp, sponsored by the Utah Giant Pumpkin Growers Association.
Date: Thanksgiving Day, November 27th
Location: Hogle Zoo - 2600 E Sunnyside Avenue, Salt lake City, UT
Time: 9:00 AM
Discover the Thanksgiving tradition everyone is talking about! Visit the Zoo while the turkey is in the oven and watch as the keepers give giant pumpkpins for the elephants to stomp, roll, drop & chomp! There's something for everyone to enjoy.
If you are interested in donating your giant pumpkin (minimum 200 lbs) for this event, please submit a Giant Pumpkin Donation Form. You will receive 4 zoo tickets and free admission for the Feast with the Beast event.