Tuesday, September 15, 2009

(The 2009 Pumpkinmania! T-shirt design courtesy of Roadkyll Graphics)

The 2009 Pumpkinmania!
Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off & Contest

Good afternoon, Pumpkinistas!

I am very pleased and proud to announce this year's contest details:

Event: The 2009 Pumpkinmania! Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off & Contest

Day/Date: Sunday, October 25, 2009

Time: 8:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m., entry registration from 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., final weigh-off will begin at 12:00, high noon

Location: The Heritage Museum of Orange County, 3101 West Harvard Street, Santa Ana, CA 92704, http://www.heritagemueumoc.org/ for directions and a map

Price: Free to enter, free to attend!

Prizes: Heaviest Pumpkin, First Place, $1,000, Second Place, $500, Third Place, $300, courtesy of Gardner & Bloome division of Kellogg Garden Products. Prizes will be also awarded for Best Color, Funniest Shape, Youngest Grower, Most Experienced Grower, and more!

Activities: Arts & crafts, food, blacksmithing demonstrations, Guess the Weight of The Three Heaviest Pumpkins, and more!

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.
Additional details: Please visit: http://www.pumpkinmania.blogspot.com/, or e-mail: sbs33@cornell.edu and interpac007@yahoo.com, media inquiries please call: (949) 683-5932.