Thursday, October 20, 2011

Grower alert! Grower alert! Grower alert!

The 2011 Pumpkinmania! Giant Pumpkin
Weigh-off & Contest New Location!

Good afternoon, Pumpkinistas!

I am very happy to announce a new location for this year's competition!

Day/Date: Sunday, October 23, 2011

Time: 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Entry registration: 8:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m., weigh-off begins at 12:00 noon.

Location: Peltzer Farms, 39925 Calle Contento, Temecula, CA 92591, (951) 695-1115, please visit for directions and a description of the many attractions available at the farm.

Join giant pumpkin and pumpkin growers from all over California and beyond, competing for $1,800 in prize money sponsored by Gardner & Bloome and Kellogg Garden Products, glory and giant pumpkin cultivation immortality. Competition categories include: Heaviest, Best Color, Funniest Shape, Unluckiest Pumpkin Grower, Youngest Grower, and more. Companies sponsoring this year's prizes include Neptune's Harvest Liquid Organic Fertilizers,, GreenCure Organic Fungicides,, Island View Nursery,, Orange County Farm Supply,, Hydrofarm,, U-Haul,, and Batavia Garden, Orange, CA!

Price: Free to enter, free to observe!

For additional details, including rules and competition regulations, please visit:

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.-11:45 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 should be wiped off, and no 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:, or e-mail: and, media inquiries please call: (949) 683-5932.

(The organizers and staff of The 2011 Pumpkinmania! Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off & Contest apologize for any inconvenience this latest change has caused. We hope to see you with your entries, with registration starting at 8:30 a.m. through 11:45 a.m., with the weigh-off beginning at 12:00 p.m., high noon!)