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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.

Register or renew membership now.

Patch Tour 2017 - Saturday, August 12th

The annual Utah Giant Pumpkin Growers patch tour will be held on Saturday, August 12th. This year, we will be visiting the Northern Utah patches including: Davis, Weber, Box Elder Counties, and our FIRST EVER stop to Cache County.

The tour schedule will be as follows: (Times are approximate)

  1. 9:00-9:30 a.m. - Dr. Sadiq's Patch - 899 E. 500 S. Bountiful, UT 84010
  2. 9:50-10:20 a.m. - Gordon Tanner's Patch- 1393 S 750 E. Kaysville, UT 84037
  3. 10:40-11:10 a.m. - Matt McConkie's Patch - 112 E. 5000 S. Washington Terrace, UT 84405
  4. 11:40-12:10 - Ross Bowman's Patch - 124 W. 400 S. Brigham City, UT 84302
  5. 12:10-1:00 p.m. - Lunch at Maddox Drive-In Burger Shack (Buy your own burger) 1900 S Hwy 89, Perry, UT 84302. Please note, this is the drive in, not the sit-down ranch house restaurant.
  6. 1:30-2:00 p.m. - Alan Gebert's Patch - 165 N. Main St, Millville, UT 84326
  7. 2:20-2:50 p.m. - Jim Seamon's Patch - 2910 W Center St, Lewiston, UT 84320

If you cannot make it for the entire tour, try to make it to the patches that are in your area. You can always call us to find out where the group is at any time. Here are a few cell phone numbers: Matt McConkie - 801-458-3383, and Dave "The Chair" Bradley - 801-637-4082. Come join us for a day of fun, food, and plenty of pumpkins.

12th Annual Utah Giant Pumpkin Growers Weigh Off
Saturday September 23rd

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Thanksgiving Point
Lehi, Utah

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.

Hee Haw Farms Pumpkin Championship Weigh Off
Saturday October 7th

HeeHaw Farms
150 South 2000 West
Pleasant Grove, UT

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!!

Location: 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 9th 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.