Pumpkins Results

GPC Pumpkin Results by Weight WEIGHT SITE FIRST NAME LAST NAME TOWN PR/ST =============================================================================== 1006.0 Ottawa Bill Greer Picton ON 941.0 Ottawa Al Eaton Richmond ON 940.0 Ottawa Pete Geerts Arkona ON 897.5 Carnation Jack LaRue Tenino WA 897.0 Ottawa Paul McIntyre Oxford Mills ON 887.0 Altoona Tony Ciliberto Wilkes-Barre PA 884.0 Canfield Bob Schlutt Bridgman MI 866.0 Carnation Kirk […]

TheWorld Pumpkin Confederation – History

The World Pumpkin Confederation – History Giant Pumpkin Growing first attained international acclaim at the turn of twentieth century when the late William Warnock of Goderich, Ontario, Canada, sent a 400 pound specimen to the Paris World’s Fair in 1900. This first ever 400 pounder was awarded a special bronze medal and diploma from the French government. Mr. Warnock’s previous […]

Windsor Pumpkin Festival – News Release – October 15, 1996

    Windsor Pumpkin Festival – News Release – October 15, 1996   Fenton McInnis, of Hubbards, N.S., set a new Atlantic Canada   record of 810 pounds at the 1996 Windsor Pumpkin Festival New Atlantic Canada Record Set at Windsor Pumpkin Festival   Fenton McInnis, a retired seaman from Hubbards, N.S., set a new Atlantic Canada record, and took […]

The World Champion Pumpkin List

The World Champion Pumpkin List YEAR GROWER PLACE WGT 1979 Howard Dill Windsor, NS 438.5 *1980 Howard Dill Windsor, NS 459.0 *1981 Howard Dill Windsor, NS 493.5 1982 Howard Dill Windsor, NS 445.0 1983 Owen Woodman Falmouth, NS 481.0 *1984 Norm Gallagher Chelan, WA 612.0 1985 Michael Hodgson River Philip, NS 531.0 *1986 Bob Gancarz Wrightstown, NJ 671.0 1987 Don […]

GREAT PUMPKIN COMMONWEALTH GROWS TO OVER 20 SITES

GREAT PUMPKIN COMMONWEALTH GROWS TO OVER 20 SITES FOR 1996 WEIGHOFF TO BE HELD ON OCTOBER 5 By Danny Dill Growth of the Great Pumpkin Commonwealth seems to be keeping pace with the giant vegetables its competitors are producing. In 1995, weighoffs were held at 19 Commonwealth sites, from Nova Scotia to California, as growers harvested their giant pumpkins and […]

Windsor Pumpkin Festival – October 5, 1996

  Windsor Pumpkin Festival – October 5, 1996 – NEWS RELEASE – GIANT PUMPKIN GROWERS SET FOR 12TH ANNUAL WINDSOR PUMPKIN FESTIVAL   WINDSOR – A Giant pumpkin growers from the Atlantic Provinces, and perhaps a few from outside the region, will be trucking their prize specimens to Windsor’s Exhibition Park on Saturday, Oct. 5, for the 12th annual Windsor […]

Alan R. Eaton – Competitive Grower Atlantic Giant Pumpkins

GROWER’S LIST OF 700+ ATLANTIC GIANT PUMPKINS DEC-1995 DEAR FELLOW GROWERS In 1992 I started keeping lists of large ATLANTIC GIANT PUMPKINS. The intent was to show major growers where their prize pumpkins ranked free of the claims among the various organizations. This evolved into the “GROWER’S LIST” of 700 plus pumpkins. The tremendous growth in our exciting hobby can […]