Membership Dues/Seed Distribution 2017
UGPG membership is the calendar year from Jan 1st to Dec 31st. Membership is $25. This gets you in on the annual seed give away and into most UGPG activities during the year, including free entry into the weigh off. We need to have your membership by March 31st for you to be eligible for the seed distribution. You can join or renew your membership at our How To Grow seminar as well.
UGPG Webinar - Monday, April 3rd @ 9 pm MDT
With the growing season upon us, we feel it may be beneficial to get as much cutting edge information to the club membership as possible. We would love nothing more than to see many personal bests and many new members of the half ton club.
To facilitate this, we will be holding a free webinar on Monday, April 3rd at 9:00 p.m. (Mountain). The webinar will be moderated by Travis Evans and presented by Matt McConkie. Topics that will be covered include:
- Report from the top growers in Niagara
- Seed selection/genetics
- Soil Preparation and balancing nutrients in your patch
- Utah specific techniques to battle temperature extremes/heavy clay soils
This is an interactive format so bring your questions as well!
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Patch Tour 2017 - Saturday, August 12th
Our annual patch tour for 2017 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.
The tour schedule will be as follows: TBA
13th Annual Utah Giant Pumpkin Growers Weigh Off
Saturday September 23rd
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.
7th Annual Ginormous Pumpkin Regatta 2017
October 21st, 2017
Utah's 9th Annual Ginormous Pumpkin Drop
Saturday, October 28th
A Family Friendly Experience of Fun and Destruction!!
Hee Haw Farms - 150 S 2000 W, Pleasant Grove, UT
Time: The DESTRUCTION begins at noon!
Biggest drops between 2 pm - 3 pm
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 8th 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.
Feast With the Beast - Hogle Zoo
Thursday, November 23rd
Don't miss the Giant Pumpkin Stomp, sponsored by the Utah Giant Pumpkin Growers Association.
Date: Thanksgiving Day, November 23rd
Location: Hogle Zoo - 2600 E Sunnyside Avenue, Salt lake City, UT
Time: 9:00 AM - Noon
Discover the Thanksgiving tradition everyone is talking about! Visit the Zoo while the turkey is in the oven and watch as the keepers give giant pumpkpins for the elephants to stomp, roll, drop & chomp! There's something for everyone to enjoy.