nut tree world championship giant pumpkin weigh-off

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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. 

a huge thank you to 2022 sponsors

Larry's Produce

2022 Pumpkin Growers' Submission
Please indicate which categories you are competing in. A grower can enter multiple categories, but only one submission per category

Thank you for participating in the Nut Tree World Championship Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off!

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The Great Pumpkin Commonwealth’s (GPC) mission cultivates the hobby of growing giant pumpkins throughout the world by establishing standards and regulations that ensure quality of fruit, fairness of competition, recognition of achievement, fellowship and education for all participating growers and weigh-off sites.

The GPC rules will apply to all contestants entering the 2022 Nut Tree World Championship Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off. To read the GPC rules and handbook, click the link below. 

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Hotel Accommodations

We are teaming up with the Hyatt Place Hotel in Vacaville located at 610 Orange Drive. 

The group rate for a hotel reservation is $139.00 (plus tax) a night. 

For phone reservations, please call 1-800-233-1234 and request the CA PUMPKIN GROWERS' CLUB block. 

To reserve your hotel room please click the link below and type G-PUMP in the corporate/group code section.

Growers' Ceremony

The Growers’ Awards Ceremony will be held immediately following the conclusion of the Pumpkin Weigh-Off (Approximately 5 pm).

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Place Prize Amount:

First place is based on weight, $9/lb.

2nd $4,000

3rd  $3,500

4th $3,000

5th $2,500

6th $2,000

7th $1,500

8th $1,000

9th $900

10th $850

11th $800

12th $750

13th $700

14th $650

15th $600

16th $550

17th $500

18th $450

19th $400

20th $350

21st $300

22nd $250

23rd $200

24th $150

25th $100

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Future Farmers

Ages 6-17

 

Future Farmers:

1st Place: $300

2nd Place: $200

3rd Place: $150

4th Place: $100

5th Place: $75

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Squash

And other vegetables

Squash:

1st Place: $750

2nd Place: $450

3rd Place: $200

 

First Place Vegetables:

$100

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Bonus

Additional Categories

Largest Solano County Grown: $500

New California State Record: 

$2,000

CPGC is also sponsoring Sacramento County's and Napa County's Largest Pumpkin categories, $500 each.