Great Pumpkin Competition Oct. 6

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Harrisburg, SD – It’s that time of year again – the air is crisp, the leaves are falling, and on October 6th, 2018 GIANT vegetables are rolling into the Country Apple Orchard vying for their share of over $2,000 in cash prizes!
Join us as growers from the tri-state area haul in the pride of their garden patches:  Atlantic Giant Pumpkins, Monster Squash, Humongous Watermelons and more!  This contest is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:  anyone who has managed to grow a giant vegetable is welcome to come get weighed in and compete for the prizes.  There is an open and youth division.

The Current South Dakota Giant Pumpkin record is 1674 pounds

Current WRs are:

  • 2624.6#  Pumpkin
  • 2118# Squash
  • 149.50 inch Long Gourd
  • 8.41# tomato
  • 211# field pumpkin
  • 350.5# watermelon
The weigh in is located in the midst of the fabulous Fall Festival at the Country Apple Orchard.  Come out and pick apples, pumpkins, enjoy inflatables, a petting zoo and pony rides, food and craft vendors and train rides for the kiddos. Take your family fall photos in front of the beautiful displays.   A great way to welcome in Autumn!  For questions regarding weighing in GIANT VEGETABLES, please call Cass 605.359.5105