October 7, 2023
The Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off
September 7, 2023
Their gracious host venue sponsor Krause Berry Farms and Estate Winery in Langley, BC, will host their beloved event this year! It’s BC’s Official Great Pumpkin Commonwealth (GPC) and Certified World Recognized Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off Event!!!
Their event hosted in Langley, BC, is the ONLY world recognized giant pumpkin weigh-off event in Western Canada, with the next closest event being hosted in Manitoba.
Contestants will weigh their Gargantuan Gourds, as well as other giant fruits and veggies, in front of a large crowd of enthusiastic spectators, fellow growers and the media!
This is a very well-advertised event that draws nearly all local television and print media covering this amazing story each year. In 2019, their event drew nearly 4,000 people – it was their BIGGEST event ever!!!
Time: Contestant’s arrival time is between 9:30 and 10:30 AM. Weigh off start time is around 11:00 AM. Giant (Atlantic) pumpkins, giant squash, largest field (regular) pumpkins, longest gourds, giant tomatoes and largest watermelons, are weighed in the order of their estimated weight, lightest to heaviest, with the largest pumpkins being weighed last. The length of the weigh-off depends on how many registrants enter. In previous years, the winners were announced around 2:00 PM. Sponsors set up time is 9:00 AM and take down time is between 3:00 and 5:00 PM.
Location: Their host venue sponsor Krause Berry Farms and Estate Winery is located at 6179 – 248th Street, Langley, BC. Please visit their website and scroll to the bottom of their homepage to review their Safety Protocols & Policies – thank you.
Contestant’s Entry Form: Click HERE to view a sample registration form. Printed copies will be available at their Giant Pumpkins BC tent on site the morning of the event. $20 CASH registration fee per grower per category. For example, if you’re entering a giant pumpkin and giant tomato, your registration fee will be $20 + $20 = $40 CASH – thank you. ALL proceeds go towards fundraising for this gargantuan event!