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.
a huge thank you to our sponsors
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 2021 Nut Tree World Championship Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off. To read the GPC rules and handbook, click the link below.
We are teaming up with the Hyatt Place Hotel in Vacaville located at 610 Orange Drive.
The group rate for a hotel reservation is $113.00 (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-CPGC in the corporate/group code section.
All reservations need to be made by Friday, September 24, 2021 in order to qualify for the group rate.
Growers' Dinner and Ceremony
The Growers’ Dinner and Awards Ceremony will be held immediately following the conclusion of the Pumpkin Weigh-Off (Approximately 5 pm).
One free dinner ticket will be provided to each grower entering an Atlantic giant pumpkin. Additional dinner tickets may be purchased for $20 per person during pre-registration or at the link below.
No dinner tickets will be available after October 5 as we need to have a specific number for the caterer.
Please send any dinner ticket funds to:
California Pumpkin Growers Club
PO Box 784, Penryn, CA 95663
Place Prize Amount:
First place is based on weight, $9/lb.
1st Place: $300
2nd Place: $200
3rd Place: $150
4th Place: $100
5th Place: $75
And other vegetables
1st Place: $750
2nd Place: $450
3rd Place: $200
First Place Vegetables:
Largest Solano County Grown: $500
New California State Record:
CPGC is also sponsoring Sacramento County's and Napa County's Largest Pumpkin categories, $500 each.