Tuesday, October 09, 2007

(Photos of moving his 2007 entry courtesy of Alexander Morales. The happy baby is Diego, Alex's grandson. Thanks, Alex!)

Pumpkinmania! Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off & Contest!

Sunday, October 21, 2007
Entry registration: 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Final weigh-off: 12:00, high noon

The Centennial Heritage Museum
3101 West Harvard Street
(Corner of Fairview and Harvard)
Santa Ana, CA 92704

$1,000.00 First Prize for Heaviest Pumpkin
$500.00 Second Prize for Heaviest Pumpkin
$300.00 Third Prize for Heaviest Pumpkin
Sponsored by Gardner & Bloome Premium Garden Soils
Prizes awarded for Funniest Shape, Best Color, Ugliest Pumpkin and more!

NEW! "Guess the Weight of the Two Heaviest Pumpkins Contest" open to Pumpkinmania attendees!
Prize and workshop sponsors include: Laguna Hills Nursery, Batavia Gardens, Blue Hills Nursery, Cedros Gardens, Island View Nursery, Green Thumb Nursery and Orange County Farm Supply

Our other great sponsors and supporters are: Crainco Crane Services, U-Haul International, Dr. Earth Organic Fertilizers, HB-101 Organic Growth Enhancer, Neptune's Harvest Organic Fertilizers, Roadkyll Graphics and Screenprinting, Howard Dill's 'Atlantic Giant' giant pumpkin seeds, Tip Top Bio-Control, Ingardia Brothers Wholesale Produce, UCCE Master Gardeners of Orange County, GreenCure Organic Fungicide, Hydrofarm Heated Seedling Mats, and Seitz & Shim, LLC, Attorneys at law.
For additional information, please contact: Stuart Shim at (949) 683-5932, or e-mail: sbs33@cornell.edu
Free to enter, free to attend!

Pumpkinmania! 2007 Pumpkin Weigh-off & Contest

Rules & Regulations

1. This is an open competition to all growers in any part of the world.
2. The pumpkin must be grown by the grower and in the country where the grower resides.
3. A grower may enter only one pumpkin, and no family may enter more than two entries.
4. Entries will be received between 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. on the day of competition.
5. Entries must be sound, healthy, and undamaged. This means free of rot, holes or cracks through to the cavity, chemical residue, soil, and soft spots.
6. No foreign material is to be included in the weighing. Vine must be trimmed within 1.0” from the stem of the fruit. Judges reserve the right to fully inspect each pumpkin before the weight is announced and official. Refusal to allow inspection of a pumpkin will result in its disqualification.
7. Any pumpkin previously entered in or weighed at any other competition prior to the contest will be deemed ineligible.
8. In the event of a tie, prize(s) will be combined and split equally among entrants.
9. Decision of the judges will be final in all cases.
10. Contest sponsors and staff shall not be liable for compensation for loss or damage to any pumpkins, contestants, their families and friends, or personal property. All entrants completely and totally indemnify the sponsors and organizers of the weigh-off and contest.