Goshen County Master Gardener Giant Pumpkin Contest

Giant Pumpkin Contest

Goshen County Giant Pumpkin Contest

Join Goshen County Master Gardener Volunteers for the 5th Annual Giant Pumpkin Contest on OCTOBER 3, 2020 at the Frontier Shelter on the Goshen County Fairgrounds!

This time-honored, world-recognized and incredibly fun event includes fun contests like Prettiest Pumpkin, Largest Squash and even Pumpkin Decorating! These fun events begin at 12 NOON. Pumpkins treats will available, too!

Weigh-In for the Giant Pumpkins begins at 1:30pm with awards to follow!

Contact the Goshen County Extension office at (307) 532-2436 with questions!

Prettiest Pumpkin Contest: Begins at 12 NOON

Bring the prettiest pumpkin from your patch and you could win a prize from GREAT GARDENS. Prettiest pumpkins are judged based on shape, color and condition.

Largest Squash Contest: Begins at 12 NOON

Largest squash is determined by length, width and height! The largest squash will earn a prize from Century Lumber!

Giant Pumpkin Weigh-In: Begins at 1:30pm

This Spring, free seeds were donated by the following generous donors:

Jay Richard
Big Pumpkin Grower Diary

Dan and Tracy Painter: Painter Produce

Andy  Corbin

Dustin Grubbs

Ron Hoffman
2012 Big Pumpkin Diary

Goshen County Master Gardeners

Giant pumpkins can come from any grower of any age! A $5 entry fee will be collected from participants 12 years and older. Youth 11 years old and younger can enter to free. Cash prizes will be awarded by the Goshen County Master Gardeners.

Giant Pumpkin Contest Rules

Our rules and regulations follow the official rules and regulations from the World Pumpkin Confederation and the Great Pumpkin Commonwealth.

2020 GCMG Giant Pumpkin Contest Rules

Additional Resources

How to get started growing a giant pumpkin

University of Wyoming Extension YouTube videos: bit.ly/growwyogiants


Growing Giant Pumpkin tips 2020


Estimating the size of your giant pumpkin: 2005WeightTables


St. Croix Grower’s Association: www.stcroixgrowers.org/

An interactive website including message boards, chat rooms, and other resources: www.bigpumpkins.com

Giant Pumpkin Growing Tips from the Pumpkin Man: www.giantpumpkinman.com