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Fort Collins Nursery’s Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off & Fall Jamboree

October 10 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm MDT

Join us for Fort Collins Nursery’s 12th Annual Giant Pumpkin Contest on Saturday, October 10th. We are an officially sanctioned contest site for the Great Pumpkin Commonwealth which brings a whole new level of competition and some truly staggering entries! Growers will compete for cash prizes and awards in multiple prize categories.


Date: Saturday, October 10, 2020

10am -11am (Check in/ Load in) 
11am – 2pm (estimated start and end time for weighing)

This year we will need all participants to preregister for the event at the following link: https://fortcollinsnursery.com/event/2020-giant-pumpkin-weigh-off-fall-jamboree/

*Club Note Here:  Don’t forget to deliver your fruit check-in sheet to the club table – those sheets are required for pollination / in-ground / harvested dates and fruit measurements.  The club utilizes those sheets for personal best records, genetics and state record tracking.

Limited Participation:
This year’s competition will be closed to the public with only growers, judges, and necessary nursery staff in attendance. Each registered participant will be allowed 2 additional guests to accompany them to the event. This will help ensure proper social distancing for everyone in attendance and meet the guidelines for the number of people allowed on site as set by the Larimer County Department of Health.

Safety Measures:
Proper social distancing measures outlined by the Larimer County Department of Health will be enforced to ensure a safe gathering. This includes wearing masks and maintaining 6ft of social distancing from others outside of your own group. Fort Collins Nursery will provide each group with an 8X8 seating area surrounded by 6ft. of separated space.

Other Considerations:
No food or drink will be provided this year so please bring your own.
Please bring your own seating/ lawn chairs to help us limit the number of shared contact points.

Prize Package:
1st: $1200
2nd: $800
3rd: $500
4th: $250
5th: $100

1st: $100

Howard Dill

1st: Ribbon & Prize
2nd:  Ribbon & Prize
3rd:  Ribbon & Prize

In other news, The Gardens on Spring Creek – Fort Collins botanic gardens – is hosting a pumpkin tour this year. They would love to display some giant pumpkins at their site, both carved and uncarved and looking for donations.  If you are interested in donating a pumpkin, please contact Kate Knospe directly.  The event is October 23-25.

Kate Knospe


October 10
10:00 am - 3:00 pm MDT
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Fort Collins Nursery
2121 East Mulberry
Fort Collins, CO 80524 United States
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