9th Annual Utah Giant Pumpkin Growers Weigh Off
Saturday September 28th, 2013
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.
Uinta Basin Weigh Off
Saturday, October 5th, 2013
Registration beings at 10:00 am - Official weighing begins at noon.
Thanks to Basin Nursery and UGPG members Lee & Dori Perry for hosting the Vernal weigh-off event. Prize winning giant pumpkins will be on site starting September 30th and continue until October 6th. Guess the weight on the giant pumpkin to win a prize!
3nd Annual Ginormous Pumpkin Regatta 2013
3rd 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 19th
Sugar House Park Pond - 2199 S 1400 East, Salt Lake City, UT
Utah's 5th Annual Ginormous Pumpkin Drop
A Family Friendly Experience of Fun and Destruction!!
Date: Saturday, October 26th
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 28th
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 contact Kyle Fox. You will receive free admission for up to 6 people for the Feast with the Beast event.
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.