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46th Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off
October 14 @ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC+7
The excitement is building in Pumpkintown as the World’s Greatest Gourd Growers and their titanic, mind-blowing, Volkswagen-sized orange orbs hope to squash the world record on Monday, October 14 at the 46th Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off –– the “Super Bowl of Weigh-Offs” –– in the World Pumpkin Capital of Half Moon Bay, California. Organizers are offering a top prize of $7 per pound and $30,000 in total prize money for a new world record pumpkin entered at Half Moon Bay (the current world record is 2,624-pounds set in 2016). A host of accomplished, grizzled veteran growers will contend for the coveted title, the $30,000 world record prize and thousands of dollars in additional beefed-up prize money. Prize money goes 20 deep and has the total purse has been increased by $7500 in 2019. In a pay-by-the-pound system, the winner is guaranteed a hefty $7 per pound for the champion mega-gourd plus a starring role in the world-famous Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival, Oct. 19-20 (including a free weekend at the posh, pumpkin-centric Ritz-Carlton on the stunningly beautiful Half Moon Bay coast). Defending Half Moon Bay champion Steve Daletas took home the top prize with his 2,170-pound weigh-off champion mega-gourd that obliterated a formidable field of heavyweight contenders in winning the 2018 Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off. Beauty will share center stage with beefy brawn with a $1,000 prize awarded to the “most beautiful pumpkin” as judged by the audience based on color, shape and size.The grand champion gourd (along with the top four overall) will be on display at the Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival, October 19-20, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Main Street.
Where: IDES Grounds, 735 Main Street, Main St, Half Moon Bay CA
Info-Line: 650-726-9652/Web: https://weighoff.miramarevents.com