Our 9th Annual Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off was a huge success! Even extremely windy conditions couldn’t keep our record breaking crowd of over 400 giant pumpkin enthusiasts away. This year’s competition featured 23 entries in multiple categories from some of the top growers in the region. The day’s top prize went to Marc Sawtelle from Colorado Springs, CO, making him a first time Fort Collins Nursery Weigh-Off champion. Marc’s entry came in at a whopping 1245 lbs.! Here is a list of this year’s winners.
- 1st Place- Marc Sawtelle (1245 lbs)
- 2nd Place- Jim Grande (1216 lbs)
- 3rd Place- Joe Scherber (1118 lbs)
- 4th Place- Gary Grande (1114 lbs)
- 5th Place- Gary Shenfish (815 lbs)
- 1st Place- Dustin Grubb
Howard Dill (Prettiest Pumpkin)
- 1st Place- Lance Hoffa
Longest Long Gourd
- 1st Place- Joe Scherber (100.5″)
- 1st Place-Zach & Olivia Thayer (93 lbs)
- 2nd Place- Byron Evans (27 lbs)
- 3rd Place- Harper Jenkins (21 lbs)
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Originally published on October 19th, 2017. Updated on October 23rd, 2017.