Patch Tour 2015 - Saturday, August 8th
Our annual patch tour for 2015 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.
11th Annual Utah Giant Pumpkin Growers Weigh Off
Saturday September 26th
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.
1st Annual Hee Haw Farms Weigh Off
Saturday October 10th
More information to follow.
5th Annual Ginormous Pumpkin Regatta 2015
October 17th, 2015
5th 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! 450 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 17th
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 7th Annual Ginormous Pumpkin Drop
Saturday, October 31st
A Family Friendly Experience of Fun and Destruction!!
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 7th 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.