Giant pumpkin growers, gardeners, and the horticulture-loving public are invited to enter and attend The 2014 Pumpkinmania! Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off & Contest. Pumpkin growers of all ages compete for $1,800 in cash and prizes in the following categories: Heaviest, Best Color, Funniest Shape, Youngest Grower, Most Experienced Grower, Unluckiest Grower (Created after an entry was dropped while being weighed in 2006.), Ugliest, and more! Last year's 4 top finishers all weighed over 900 pounds, and the champion entry tipped the scales at 1,065 pounds!
Growers are encouraged to enter all sizes of pumpkins as long as they are grown in a home or commercial garden. This competition is open to any grower from any country in the world.
When & Where
This is an organization that encourages gardening for all ages through the cultivation of giant pumpkins and related cucurbits. Our mission is "Changing the World, One Pumpkin at a Time." It was founded in 2000, and it gives giant pumpkin growing workshops to gardeners and other interested members of the public from San Diego, CA to Seattle, WA. The educational activities and workshops culminate in its annual, global event "The Pumpkinmania! Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off Contest" held in Southern California.