UGPG 16th Annual Weigh Off 2020
Saturday, September 26th, 2020
"Celebrating 31 Years of Giant Pumpkin Growing in Utah"
1990 - 2020
Thanks to all who participated! View Weigh-off Results Here.
Schedule of Events:
- 8:00 - 10:00 - Check in and registration for tomatoes, watermelon and long gourds, etc.
- 8:00 - 10:00 - Unload, check in and registration for giant pumpkins. - Any pumpkins arriving after 10:30 will not be accepted for competition.
- 10:00 - 11:30 - Judging of pumpkins.
- 11:00 - 12:00 - Measuring of long gourds and weigh off for watermelons and tomatoes.
- 12:00 - Weigh off Begins!
- Weigh in for junior division pumpkins (ages 15 and younger). - More info below.
- Weigh in for various veggies/fruit - tomatoes, watermelon, gourds, field pumpkins, etc.
- 16th Annual Utah Giant Pumpkin Growers Weigh Off.
UGPG Weigh-Off Entry Form - YOU MUST FILL THIS OUT TO ENTER. FORM MUST BE SUBMITTED PRIOR TO WEIGH-OFF. NO PAPER FORMS WILL BE SUBMITTED.
Growers: Please pre-register your pumpkins with the GPC online. With your help, we can save a ton of time on the data entry. Please log in or create a new account on BigPumpkins.com to pre-register.
We will be located at the Electric Park Barn this year. Free to Spectators!
The Electric Park is located at Thanksgiving Pointe just west of the Museum of Ancient Life and the Megaplex Theaters.
This will be a record breaking year for Utah Pumpkins. We have at least 10 or more pumpkins with the potential to break 1000 lbs. You won't want to miss this extraordinary show!
We hope that you all have monster pumpkins growing in your patch but, whatever the size, we would like to see you on September 26th. As long as your pumpkin is over 100 pounds, we hope you will bring it to the weigh off.
In addition to the giant pumpkins, the weigh-off will also include a contest for long gourds and weigh-offs for giant tomatoes, field pumpkins and watermelons and more.
Thanksgiving Point Harvest Festival is being held the same day and The Utah Giant Pumpkin Growers weigh-off will kick off that event. Check out the scarecrows at the Scarecrow Contest or taste some pumpkin treats. Enjoy live music, fall foliage and taste treats to tantalize your senses. Free to the public. 10:00am to 4:00 pm.
Junior Division - We will have a separate weigh-off for kids to encourage growing and reward children for their efforts in the garden. For this reason, we have a Junior Division for entrants 15 and younger. No entry fee or club membership is required to enter the Junior Division. We recognize that these children likely received consistent help with the growing of these pumpkins, which is acceptable in this class. We do ask that the child take an active part in caring for the plant during the season. These entries will not be recorded as official GPC entries, and will not be entered for prize money in the general field. If a young grower has been the primary caregiver of the plant and would like to enter the pumpkin as an official entry instead of a Junior Division, please do not mark "Junior Division" Box. Places 1-5 will recieve ribbon awards.