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Indiana State Fair Giant Vegetable Weigh-off

August 10 @ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC+7

Giant Vegetable Division
Giant Vegetable Division Terms & Conditions:
1. Please read the Indiana State Fair, Agriculture and Horticulture Department and Giant Vegetable Division Terms
and Conditions. It is the responsibility of the exhibitor to be familiar with and understand all terms and conditions
concerning exhibition.
2. The specimens must be grown and cared for by the exhibitor. Growers from any state can compete.
3. An exhibitor can only enter up to 2 specimens in each class. Exhibitor/grower must be present for weigh-off and
4. Specimens that have been previously weighed at a weigh-off contest other than the Indiana State Fair’s will not be
eligible for the Indiana State Fair Competition.
5. Appointed Officials will be on site to serve as judges and to inspect entries and supervise weighting.
6. Each specimen must be sound, healthy and undamaged. Entries must be free of rot, holes and/or cracks through
to the interior cavity, chemical residues and serious soft spots. Cracks, holes and openings shall be free of any
foreign material. The judges will probe any crack, hole or opening into the specimen which visually appears to
extend into the interior cavity. A 36” by 1/16” probe will be provided to the judge to probe any suspect cracks,
openings or holes. An opening where the probe meets no resistance into the interior cavity will disqualify the
specimen from the competition. The decision of the judges is final.
7. Chemical residues and soil must be cleaned from the specimen before arrival at the Indiana State Fair for the
protection of judges, lifters and spectators.
8. The judges have the right to fully inspect each specimen before the official weight is announced. Refusal to allow a
thorough inspection of the specimen will result in disqualification.
9. Specimens must clear the scale in sound condition in order for the weight to be official and grower eligible for
prize money.
10. In the event of ties, the prize money for that placing and the placing below will be combined and split equally.
11. Parking for trucks/trailers will be provided at the Deaf School parking lot on Saturday, August 12th
12. The Indiana State Fair retains the right to all entries exhibited. If the Indiana State Fair does not want to retain
rights, specimens are the responsibility of the growers.
13. Prize money will be awarded based on each entry clearing inspection and weight.
14. The top 10 pumpkins, all field pumpkins, all watermelons, all tomatoes, and all gourds will remain on display from
Saturday, August 12th to Sunday, August 20st. Pumpkins, Field Pumpkins and Watermelons will be released, and
growers can pick them up on Monday, August 21nd from 8:00am – 12:00pm. All Tomato and Gourd entries will be
released on Sunday, August 20st from 9:00pm – 11:00pm. All non-winning entries will be put on wagons and taken
back to trucks/trailers in Deaf School parking lot on Saturday after the weigh-off. All entries left at the Indiana
State Fair after 12:00pm on Monday, August 21nd with be disposed of.

Category: Long Gourd
Class # Class Description Awards Premiums
1 Longest Gourd
st Place Plaque
2nd – 5th Place Ribbons $75-35-25

Category: Tomato
Class # Class Description Awards Premiums
2 Tomato (minimum weight of 2 lbs.)
st Place Plaque
2nd – 5th Place Ribbons $75-35-25

Category: Watermelon
Class # Class Description Awards Premiums
3 Watermelon (minimum weight of 90 lbs.)
st Place Plaque
2nd – 5th Place Ribbons $150-75-50

Category: Pumpkin
Class # Class Description Awards Premiums
4 Pumpkin (minimum weight of 200 lbs.)
st Place Plaque
2nd- 10th Place Ribbons $1250-500-250
5 Field Pumpkin
st Place Plaque
2nd – 5th Place Ribbons $75-35-25


August 10
7:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Indiana State Fair
1202 E 38th St
Indianapolis, IN 46205 United States
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