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Join Larry Sagers and all the growers for the Official Giant Pumpkin Weigh Off, Saturday September 25th, 2010 at Thanksgiving Point.
Registration starts at 8AM.
Judging starts at 11AM.
Weigh off starts at noon.
For the official rules and for the entry sheet go to www.utahpumpkingrowers.com
They have many ideas to help you grow a champion pumpkin.
Andrew Israelsen won the 2009 Utah Giant Pumpkin Growers weigh off with a 919 pound pumpkin. Andrew's pumpkin was not his personal best, but it was large enough to take top honors this year. After placing 3rd in 2008, 2nd in 2007, and losing a pumpkin over 1000 lbs. to a split, he was excited to get his first UGPG win. The pumpkin was grown off the 948 Israelsen 2007 seed. Andrew is a veteran grower and brought his first pumpkin to a Utah weigh-off in 1999 (weighing in at 147 lbs). Clearly hard work and experience pays off. Congratulations Andrew.
Utah's current state record of 1104 pounds is held by Bountiful grower, Kenny Blair. This state record was set at the 2006 UGPG Weigh-off at the Rockin' E Country Store .The humongous pumpkin blew away the old record by almost 200 lbs. Kenny grew his pumpkin off the 1247 Handy 2003 seed.