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2016 Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off & Fall Jamboree

October 2, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

IMG_1905Fort Collins Nursery’s 8th Annual Giant Pumpkin Contest will take place on Sunday, October 2nd. For the 2nd year, we are an officially sanctioned contest site for the Great Pumpkin Commonwealth which brings a whole new level of competition and some truly staggering entries! Growers will compete for cash prizes and awards in multiple prize categories. this year we will continue to grow our event by adding live music and a beer tent to our exciting festival atmosphere that will provide fun for the entire family!

Click here to see photos and winners from last year’s contest.

Competition Categories & Prizes

  • Heaviest Pumpkin 
    • Heaviest Pumpkin 1st  Place- $1,700
    • Heaviest Pumpkin 2nd Place- $900
    • Heaviest Pumpkin 3rd Place- $400
    • Heaviest Pumpkin 4th Place- $200
    • Heaviest Pumpkin 5th Place- $100
  • Heaviest Squash 1st Place- $200
  • Howard Dill (Prettiest Pumpkin) 1st Place- $50 Fort Collins Nursery Gift Card
  • Longest Long Gourd 1st Place- $50 Fort Collins Nursery Gift Card
  • Kids Division (13 and under) 1st, 2nd, 3rd place- Prize  & Ribbon

Rules and Regulations

Registration/ Check-in

Contestants may register and check in between 10-11am. Weighing will begin at 11:30.  Contestants are encouraged to check in early so we can begin weighing in a timely fashion. Registration forms are available at Fort Collins Nursery the day of the event or on page 1 of the GPC weigh-off handbook available here.

Jamboree Features


Sponsors & Affiliates

Dodge, Crysler, Jeep webCO Biz BankNoCoPumpkinGrowersRichards Seely and Schaefer






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Beer Sponsors


Originally published on June 3rd, 2016. Updated on September 26th, 2016.


October 2, 2016
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Fort Collins Nursery
2121 E. Mulberry St
Fort Collins, CO 80524 United States
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