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2019 Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off & Fall Jamboree

October 12 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join us for Fort Collins Nursery’s 11th Annual Giant Pumpkin Contest on Saturday, October 13th. 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. 

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

Competition Categories (Prize Structure announced closer to event date)

  • Heaviest Pumpkin 
    • Heaviest Pumpkin 1st  Place:
    • Heaviest Pumpkin 2nd Place: 
    • Heaviest Pumpkin 3rd Place: 
    • Heaviest Pumpkin 4th Place: 
    • Heaviest Pumpkin 5th Place: 
  • Heaviest Squash 1st Place: 
  • Howard Dill (Prettiest Pumpkin) 1st Place: 
  • Kids Division (13 and under) 1st, 2nd, 3rd place: Ribbon & Prize

Kids Division entries will be weighed and prizes distributed before weighing the adult division entries.

Rules and Regulations

Jamboree Features

  • Beer Tent from 11-3pm
  • All proceeds from beer sales will benefit The Growing Project
  • Schmickels Hot Dog Cart
  • Tractor Hayrides from 10:30-2:30pm (Rides will be offered every 30 minutes)
  • Pumpkin Bowling
  • Face Painting
  • Lawn Games: Cornhole & Ladder Toss






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Originally published on July 10th, 2019.


October 12
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Fort Collins Nursery
2121 E. Mulberry St.
Fort Collins, 80524
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