nut tree world championship giant pumpkin weigh-off
Saturday, October 9th 2021, marked the first annual Nut Tree World Championship Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off. The Nut Tree teamed up with the California Pumpkin Growers Club as its official competition grounds. The giant pumpkins and vegetables came rolling in bright and early Saturday morning as their eager growers checked in. Soon after, the community of Vacaville, including Mayor Rowlett, gathered around for the weigh-off.
Nut Tree was proud to present one of the largest purse winning for first place, $9 per pound. Competition was neck and neck throughout the day, but first place was earned by Jason Booth, who also broke the California State Record with his Atlantic giant pumpkin that weighed 2,356 pounds!
We were also introduced to a couple future farmers with new, but competitive, green thumbs and a passion for progress. We look forward to seeing them return next year!
Event festivities included a raffle, petting zoo, pumpkin carver, balloon twister, face painters, princess photoshoots and of course, the Nut Tree Carousel and Famous #5 Train.