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October 13, 2018

2018 Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off & Fall Jamboree

Join us for Fort Collins Nursery’s 10th 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 & Prizes

  • 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 Hay Rides from 11:30-2:30pm
  • Pumpkin Bowling
  • Face Painting
  • Lawn Games: Cornhole & Ladder Toss

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More information on 2018 event will be posted closer to event

Start:
October 13, 2018 10:00 am
End:
October 13, 2018 4:00 pm
Venue:
Fort Collins Nursery
Phone:
970-482-1984
Address:
2121 E. Mulberry St
Fort Collins, CO, 80524
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October 21, 2018

Spooky Miniature Gardening

Add some fright to your miniature garden! We have a great selection of Halloween-themed accessories to make a delightfully frightful miniature garden, just in time for Halloween! With just a few houseplants, a gravestone, a ghost, and a little imagination, you can have your very own haunted miniature world! Choose from common miniature plants including foliage and succulent varieties combined with a selection of mini garden accessories and materials to create your ideal tiny wonderland. These indoor gardens are perfect for anyone, young and old, looking for a touch of magic to add to their home.

Don’t want to make a Halloween themed garden? All our regular fairy garden accessories will be available as well – the only limit is your imagination!

This is a hands-on 90 minute class, ideal for parents/children or grandparents/grandchildren. Children must be accompanied by an adult. (One child per registered adult.)

 

Click here to register

Start:
October 21, 2018 11:00 am
End:
October 21, 2018 12:30 pm
Venue:
Fort Collins Nursery
Phone:
970-482-1984
Address:
2121 E. Mulberry St
Fort Collins, CO, 80524
Google Map
Cost:
$40

December 9, 2018

Holiday Miniature Gardening

Choose from a variety of holiday themed accessories to bring some cheer to your mini garden this winter. With just a few houseplants, a gingerbread house, and a little imagination, you can have your very own miniature winter wonderland! Choose from common miniature plants including foliage and succulent varieties combined with a selection of mini garden accessories and materials to create your ideal holiday scene. These indoor gardens are perfect for anyone, young and old, looking for a touch of magic to add to their home!

Don’t want to make a holiday themed garden? All our regular fairy garden accessories will be available as well – the only limit is your imagination!

Class fee includes: Instruction, container, soil, gravel, 4 plants, 3 accessories, a variety of surface accessories (gravels, mulches, stepping stones), and after care instructions. 6 spots per class are available. This is a hands-on 90 minute class, ideal for parents/children or grandparents/grandchildren. Children must be accompanied by an adult. (One child per registered adult.)

 

Start:
December 9, 2018 11:00 am
End:
December 9, 2018 12:30 pm
Venue:
Fort Collins Nursery
Phone:
970-482-1984
Address:
2121 E. Mulberry St
Fort Collins, CO, 80524
Google Map
Cost:
$40
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