Pumpkin Contest

Pumpkin Contest

Friday, September 23
Paonia Farm and Home

Home gardeners throughout the western slope are checking their pumpkin patches for that special squash to enter into the first annual Giant Pumpkin Contest at the Mountain Harvest Festival in Paonia on Sept 23. Sponsored by Paonia Farm and Home Supply, prizes will be awarded in both adult and junior (12 and under) categories.

The contest is open to home gardeners of all ages. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place pumpkins in two categories: adults (age 13 and up) and juniors (ages 12 and under). Prizes will be awarded based on pumpkin weight.

To enter, bring you biggest pumpkins to the Mountain Harvest Festival in Paonia Town Park, between 3-6 pm on Friday, September 23, 2016. Reserved parking for pumpkin drop off will be on the N.Fork avenue side of the park, between 4th and 5th streets. Fill out an entry form and get your pumpkin weighed and recorded on your entry form. The top half of the form will be attached to your pumpkin and you will keep the bottom half.

Judging will be at 6:00 pm and prizes will be awarded at that time. Prizes are being provided by Paonia Farm and Home Supply.

If the owners are willing, winning pumpkins will be on display near the Farmers Market area of the Festival. Pumpkins not winning prizes should be removed from the park by owners by 7 pm on Friday, Sept 23. Prize-winning pumpkins should be collected on Sunday afternoon, after 5 pm.