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Man Paddles Massive Pumpkin Across Pond to Break World Record
Salt Lake City, UT - Oct 18, 2014


Ginormous Pumpkin Regatta Sets Sail At Sugar House Park
Salt Lake City, UT - Oct 18, 2014


World Record Potentially Set During Annual Pumpkin Regatta
Salt Lake City, Utah - Oct 18, 2014


Cinderella Moment Unfolds Atop Great Pumpkin
Salt Lake City, UT - Oct 17, 2014


Giant Pumpkin Growing a Growing Obsession
Provo, Utah - Oct 17, 2014


Giant Pumpkins at 4th annual Regatta at Sugar House Park
Salt Lake City, Utah - Oct 17, 2014


Utah Man Sets State Record with 1,731-Pound Pumpkin
Provo, Utah - Oct 10, 2014


Utah Man Breaks State Record with 1,731-Pound Pumpkin During Annual Competition
Greenfield, Indiana - Oct 10, 2014


Utah Man Sets State Record with 1,731-Pound Pumpkin
Salem, Oregon - Oct 9, 2014


Pumpkin Grower Beats Utah State Record for 1,731-Pound Fruit
Salt Lake City, UT - Oct 9, 2014


Utah establishing itself as the Extreme Pumpkin Capital
Lake Tahoe, NV - Oct. 6, 2014


Giant Pumpkins on Parade
Salt Lake City, UT - Oct. 2, 2014

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New Utah State Record
Matt McConkie - 1817 Pounds


1454.5 QuigleyMatt McConkie Breaks The Utah State Record Again - 1731 lbs!

Dispite the heavy rain, the crowd with energized with excitement as the final pumpkin belonging to Matt McConkie, was lifted onto the scale at the 2014 UGPG weigh-off at Thanksgiving Point.

Matt's pumpkin, grown from the 1985 Miller seed smashed his previous state record by 131 pounds and came in 10% heavy to top it off. "Weigh" to go Matt. Congratulations on another successful pumpkin and your 3rd Utah State Record!!

Pumpkin Regatta

Don't miss the giant pumpkin boat excitement on Saturday, October 18th at Sugarhouse Park Lake. More Info.

Pumpkin Drop

Giant pumpkin will be dropping for charity at Hee Haw farms on Saturday October 25th beginning at noon. More Info.

Feast with the Beast

Join us Thanksgiving Day at Hogle Zoo for the traditional feeding of the giant pumpkins to the elephants. See more details.

This is competitive pumpkin-growing and its practitioners call it alternately a sport and an addiction.