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Fort Collins Nursery’s Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off & Fall Jamboree – 2022
October 8, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Giant Pumpkins • Kids Activities • Food Trucks
Join us for Fort Collins Nursery’s 14th Annual Giant Pumpkin Contest on Saturday, October 8th. 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 over $6,000 in cash prizes and awards in multiple prize categories. This event is open to the public.
Click here to see photos and winners from last year’s contest.
Click here to see a list of competition results from previous years.
Competition Categories & Prizes
- Heaviest Pumpkin
- Heaviest Pumpkin 1st Place: $2,750
- Heaviest Pumpkin 2nd Place: $1,300
- Heaviest Pumpkin 3rd Place: $700
- Heaviest Pumpkin 4th Place: $450
- Heaviest Pumpkin 5th Place: $225
- Heaviest Pumpkin 6th Place: $125
- Heaviest Pumpkin 7th Place: $50
- Heaviest Pumpkin 8th Place: $25
- Heaviest Pumpkin 9th Place: $25
- Heaviest Pumpkin 10th Place: $25
- Heaviest Squash 1st Place: $100
- Howard Dill (Prettiest Pumpkin) 1st Place: $50
- Longest Gourd 1st Place: $50
- Heaviest Tomato 1st Place: $50
- Heaviest Watermelon 1st Place: $50
- Sunflower (Tallest) 1st Place: $50
- Sunflower (Biggest Head) 1st Place: $50
- 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
- Food from Schmickels Hot Dog Cart & Sunny Sky Pies: 10: 10am – 3pm
- Pumpkin bowling: 11am – 2pm
- Face Painting: 11am – 2pm
- Tractor Hayrides: 11am – 2pm
- *Interactive Instrument Garden by Boredom Fighters: 10am – 2pm
Giant Pumpkin Donations
2022 Sponsors & Affiliates
Originally published on April 13th, 2022. Updated on October 13th, 2022.