1. $50,000 USD to the grower(s*) of a pumpkin 1,000 lb. or heavier entered in WPC Competition. 'if more than one is entered the funds will be split equally.
2. World's Largest Pumpkin, WPC Hand carved plaque; Grand Prize Ribbon. Plus individual show awards.
3. World's Largest Squash, WPC Hand carved plaque; Grand Prize Ribbon. Plus individual show awards.
4. World's Largest Watermelon, WPC Hand carved plaque; Grand Prize Ribbon. Plus individual show awards.
5. Second and Third largest pumpkins, squash and watermelons, WPC Handcarved plaques; prize ribbons. Plus individual show awards.
6. $1,000 cash award heaviest pumpkin at World Pumpkin Weigh-Off,Collins, New York.
7. Plaque awards, Berthold Nursery, Elk Grove Village, Illinois.
8. Cash Prizes, Everson, Washington (State)
Pumpkin(s) will remain at WPC weigh-off site for complete inspection until released by WPC Headquarters. Seeds from specimen remain the property of the WPC for future distribution to club members except for30 seeds which remain the grower(s). Winner agrees that the use of his(her) name(s) and likeness may be used by the WPC (and insurer) for promotional purposes without further compensation. Entrant must comply with the general WPC Rules and Entry requirements.
To justly promote and keep open competftion on a world level of the sport-hobby of growing giant pumpkins, squash and watermelons.
Club Entry Fee - $15/yr. U.S., $20 Canada,
$25 Other Countries U.S. Funds on U.S. Bank Only
* Quartly Newsletters
* Record Information
* Yearly Entry Forms
14050 RT. 62
COLLINS, N.Y. U.S.A. 14034
World Pumpkin Confederation Shows
WORLD PUMPKIN WEIGH OFF - COLLINS, New York Weigh-Off at Waterman's Restaurant, Rt. 62 & 39, Collins, New York USA 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, October 7,1995. Contact: Ray Waterman, 14050 Gowanda State Road, Collins, New York 14034 USA Phone: (716)532-5995 FAX (716)532-5690, 24 HOURS. WPC Headquarters
EVERSON-NOOKSACK- Washington Weigh-Off at Everson Red Apple Market, Main Street, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday, October 7, 1995. Contact: Debra Pitts, The Upside of Whatcom, P.O. Box 4394, Nooksack, WA 98276 Phone: (360) 966-3800
SANBORN - Iowa Weigh-Off at Midland Gardens, Hwy 18 & 59 South, 1 1 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, October 7, 1995. Contact: Fred Boer, 409 Valleau, Sanbourn, IA 51248 Phone: (712) 729-3216.
BYRON - Minnesota Weigh-Off, Saturday, October 7, 1995, at Tweites' Mercantile, 1821 Frontier Rd. SW, Byron MN 55920 USA. Byron is in the Rochester/Twin Cities area in Southeastern MN. Contact: Tom Tweite at (507) 365-8035
HOPE WATERMELON FESTIVAL - Arkansas Weigh-Off at 3rd District Fair, Community Center, AR USA 10 a.m. to 12 noon Saturday, October 7, 1995. Contact: Wanda Hays, Hope-Hempstead County Chamber of Commerce, Hope, AR USA 71801 Phone: (501) 777-3640
ELK GROVE VILLAGE - Illinois (Chicago) Weigh-Off at Berthold Nursery, 434 East Devon Avenue, Elk Grove Village, IL USA 10 a.m. to 12 noon Saturday, October 7, 1995. Contact: Jill Steffens, Berthold Nursery and Garden Center, 434 East Devon Avenue, Elk Grove Village, IL USA 60007 - Phone: (708) 439-2600
ALLARDT - Tennessee Weigh-Off front lawn of the Allardt City Hall, Allardt, TN USA 10 a.m. Saturday, October 7, 1995. Contact: James Asberry, PO Box 10, Allardt, TN USA 38504 - Phone: (615) 879-9605
PORT ELGIN - Ontario Weigh-Off at Port Elgin Curling Club, 818 Gustavus Street, Port Elgin, Ontario, Canada 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, October 7, 1995. Contact: Sandi Beange, Port Elgin Promotion Committee, Maple Square Mail, 515 Goderich St. Port Elgin, ON Canada NOH 2CO Phone: (519)389-3714
BRITISH NATIONAL PUMPKIN SOCIETY - Spalding, Linconshire Weigh-Off at Bay Tree Garden Centre, Spalding, Linconshire, England. Contact: Bernard Lavery, 23 Hawthorn Road, Llanharry, Pontyclun, Mid Glam., South Wales, CF7 9JD UK Phone: (0443)227634.
SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE - Weigh-Off held APRIL 1, 1995
WEST AUSTRALIA - Mandurah Forum Shopping Centre, Mandurah, WA 6210, Contact: Neil Stedman.
SOUTH AUSTRALIA - Colonnades Noarlunga Regional Shopping Centre, South Australia 5168, Contact: Brian Wadham.
VICTORIA - Karingal Hub Shopping Centre, Frankston, Victoria 3199 Contact: Kerry Payne/Wendy Stayner, (Australian and New Zealand Coordinator).
NEW SOUTH WALES/ACT - Riverside Plaza, 131 Monaro St, Queanbeyan, NSW 2620, Australia, Contact: Vicki Williams
SOUTH AFRICA, EGYPT, FRANCE, BELGIUM, ITALY, FIJI AND RUTOMA, RUSSIA, ALASKA -also represented by member growers.
For additional information, please phone, write, or email the:
14050 Rt. 62
Collins, New York 14034
email: firstname.lastname@example.org (Ray Waterman, WPC President)
Textfile Courtesy of Ray Waterman
Reprinted with permission from the World Pumpkin Confederation
Last Updated: Fri Sep 06 10:30:00PM CST 1996