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River Prairie Ginormous Pumpkin Festival

September 26 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm MDT

The 2nd Annual River Prairie Ginormous Pumpkin Festival Weigh-Off Registration is now live. The River Prairie Ginormous Pumpkin Festival celebrates giant pumpkins and their growers!

Click here to view the online registration form >> https://forms.gle/hLCVJX8CqP5aknxeA
I have attached the weigh-off prize structure below as a PDF.
We crafted a What Growers Need To Know section, which can be read below:
River Prairie Giant Pumpkin Festival Weigh-Off // What the Growers Need to Know
THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN ENTERING YOUR PRIZE PUMPKIN OR OTHER FRUIT/VEGETABLE IN THE RIVER PRAIRIE GINORMOUS PUMPKIN FESTIVAL. THIS IS AN UNUSUAL YEAR FOR PUMPKIN WEIGH-OFFS, WHICH MEANS THAT THE WEIGH-OFF LOGISTICS WILL BE DIFFERENT THAN IN PAST YEARS. WE ARE VERY HAPPY THAT WE ARE EVEN ABLE TO HOLD A WEIGH-OFF IN 2020 TO CELEBRATE. THEREFORE, WE ARE PROVIDING YOU AN OVERVIEW OF THE WEIGH-OFF LOGISTICS SO EVERYONE KNOWS WHAT TO EXPECT GIVEN THE CHALLENGES WE FACE WITH HOLDING A FUN AND SAFE EVENT. WE HAVE DONE OUR BEST TO MAKE THE WEIGH-OFF A GREAT EVENT IN SPITE OF HAVING TO ADJUST TO THE STRANGE CIRCUMSTANCES. WE ARE GRATEFUL THAT OUR SPONSORS HAVE STEPPED UP, PROVIDING THE FESTIVAL WITH EVEN MORE PRIZE MONEY THAN LAST YEAR.
1. EVERY GROWER THAT ATTENDS WILL BE ASKED TO PRE-REGISTER FOR THE EVENT. REGISTRATION IS FREE. A REGISTRATION FORM WILL BE REQUIRED FOR EACH AND EVERY ENTRY, WHETHER IT BE A PUMPKIN, SQUASH, TOMATO, LONG GOURD ETC. THE REGISTRATION FORM INCLUDES A PLACE FOR PROVIDING YOUR OVER-THE-TOP (OTT) MEASUREMENTS FOR YOUR PUMPKINS AND SQUASH.
2. THE REGISTRATION FORM ASKS FOR CONTACT INFORMATION FROM OTHER PEOPLE THAT WILL BE ATTENDING THE WEIGH-OFF WITH THE GROWERS. THIS INFORMATION IS REQUIRED BY THE EAU CLAIRE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT FOR CONTACT TRACING IN THE EVENT OF A COVID-19 OUTBREAK ASSOCIATED WITH THE WEIGH-OFF.
3. THE WEIGH-OFF WILL NOT BE WIDELY ADVERTISED AS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. FOR OBVIOUS REASONS, WE DO NOT WANT TO DRAW A BIG CROWD THIS YEAR.
4. INCLUDED IN THE REGISTRATION PACKET IS A SIGN-UP FORM FOR SCHEDULING AN UNLOADING TIME SLOT IF YOU ARE ENTERING A GIANT PUMPKIN OR SQUASH (ATLANTIC GIANT). UNLOADING WILL HAPPEN BETWEEN 6 AM AND 11 AM AND GROWERS WILL SIGN UP FOR 5-MINUTE TIME SLOTS TO UNLOAD THEIR PUMPKINS, MEANING THERE WILL BE 60 UNLOADING SLOTS AVAILABLE. IF THERE ARE MORE THAN 60 REGISTRANTS, WE WILL MAKE ADJUSTMENTS TO OUR SIGN-UP SHEET AS NECESSARY.  WE ASK THAT GROWERS LIVING NEAR THE WEIGH-OFF SIGN UP FOR THE EARLY SLOTS TO ALLOW TRAVEL TIME FOR THOSE COMING FROM FARTHER AWAY.
5. THE SITE COORDINATOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO NOT WEIGH EXHIBITION FRUIT (ATLANTIC GIANTS) IF THERE ARE SO MANY FRUIT REGISTERED THAT WEIGHING ALL THE FRUIT IS NOT POSSIBLE BEFORE 3 PM, AS DETERMINED IN THE SOLE DISCRETION OF THE SITE COORDINATOR. IF THAT HAPPENS,  ALL GROWERS WITH EXHIBITION FRUIT WILL BE NOTIFIED A MINIMUM OF 2 DAYS BEFORE THE CONTEST.
6. ALL GROWERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO FOLLOW SAFETY GUIDELINES TO HELP PREVENT THE SPREAD OF COVID-19. AN ACKNOWLEDGMENT AGREEING TO FOLLOW THE OUTLINED SAFETY GUIDELINES IS INCLUDED IN THE REGISTRATION FORM.
7. UNLOADING WILL BE ON THE STREET ON FRONT PORCH PLACE. DURING UNLOADING, THE ROAD WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC EXCEPT FOR GROWERS. GROWERS ARE ASKED TO ENTER FROM THE NORTHWEST END OF FRONT PORCH PLACE. A MAP WILL BE PROVIDED TO ALL THOSE THAT REGISTER.
8. WEIGHING WILL BEGIN IMMEDIATELY AFTER UNLOADING FOR PUMPKINS AND SQUASH THAT TAPE OUT AT LESS THAN 1000 POUNDS. GROWERS WILL HAVE THE OPTION OF HAVING THEIR PUMPKINS (LESS THAN 1000 POUNDS) RELOADED AFTER WEIGHING. PUMPKINS TAPING OUT OVER 1000 POUNDS WILL BE RELOADED WHEN THE WEIGH-OFF ENDS.
9. ATLANTIC GIANT – PUMPKINS AND SQUASH MEASURING OVER 1000 LBS WILL BE SET ASIDE AND WILL BE WEIGHED IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE OTHER REGISTERED FRUIT MEASURING UNDER 1000LBS.
10. THE CITY WILL PROVIDE LUNCHES FOR THE GROWERS.
11. THERE WILL BE A PHOTO OPPORTUNITY FOR EACH GROWER WITH THEIR FRUIT WHILE ON THE SCALE, BUT IN THE INTEREST OF EFFICIENCY, ONLY THE LAST FIVE GROWERS WEIGHING FRUIT WILL BE INTERVIEWED.
12. THE WEIGH-OFF WILL BE LIVE-STREAMED ON FACEBOOK LIVE. GROWERS WILL BE NOTIFIED REGARDING HOW TO ACCESS THE LIVE STREAM PRIOR THE WEIGH-OFF.

13. GROWER PARKING WILL BE AVAILABLE BEHIND 44 NORTH AND PRAIRIE PLACE APARTMENTS. AGAIN, A MAP WILL BE PROVIDED TO ALL THOSE THAT REGISTER.

PRIZE STRUCTURE
For additional information, please visit www.rpgiantpumpkinfest.com!

Details

Date:
September 26
Time:
11:00 am - 3:00 pm MDT
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.rpgiantpumpkinfest.com/

Venue

Prevea Amphitheater at River Prairie Park
1445 Front Porch Place
ALTOONA, WI United States
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