Great Pumpkin Weigh Off

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Join us on Saturday, September 23rd to see if pumpkin growers have what it takes to win a prize for growing the biggest pumpkin. Cash prizes will be awarded.

On this day only, we’ll have a live band and a lot of giant pumpkins. All Pumpkin Patch activities will be open and can be enjoyed by all visitors.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BECOMING A SPONSOR FOR THIS EVENT PLEASE FILL OUT THE FORM BELOW

September 23, 2017
11:00 am – 1:00 pm

LIVE band – The Ponderosa Aces
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

ENTRANCE TO THE WEIGH-OFF IS FREE
Activity tickets are $5.00 each
Book of 15 tickets are $60.00 ($15.00 savings)
View all pumpkin patch activities HERE

IRVINE REGIONAL PARK ENTRANCE FEE
Weekends $5.00 per vehicle
Please see Event Parking for details

Great Pumpkin Weigh-Off Prizes

1st Place: $5,000.00
2nd Place: $1,500.00
3rd Place: $800.00
4th Place: $300.00
5th Place: $100.00

Prettiest Pumpkin: $100.00 Gift Card
Ugliest Pumpkin: $100.00 Gift Card

Youngest Grower: $100.00 Gift Card
Oldest Grower: $100.00 Gift Card

Official Rules

  • The top 3 pumpkins must remain at Irvine Park Railroad through Monday, September 25th to be part of a special display. At the conclusion of the event, growers may collect their pumpkins and seeds.
  • Pumpkins must be grown, cared for, and entered by the weigh-off contestant.
  • Each contestant is limited to one entry.
  • In the event of a tie, prize money will be distributed equally among the tied parties.
  • Decisions of the judges are final in all cases.

Delivery of Entries

  • Growers are responsible for bringing their entries to the weigh-off by 8:00 am. Weigh-off staff will move pumpkins by forklift. All entries will be handled with care.

Pre-Registration Deadline

  • Pre-registration is due by September 17th. Please pre-register so we have an accurate count of entries. Your cooperation will help us run a well-organized event.

Special Thanks

We would like to thank all of our generous sponsors for donating to this years event

Become a Contestant!

If you prefer to contact us by phone, our telephone number is (714) 997-3968.

2016 WEIGH-OFF RESULTS

PlaceName, City and StateWeight of the pumpkinPrize
1stChris Dunn, Torrance CA1,452 lbs$2,500
2ndVince George, Santee CA1,082 lbs$1,000
3rdJohn Brinkley, Fullerton CA566 lbs$500
4thKevin Donahue, Mission Viejo CA311 lbs$300
5thJonis Smith, Mission Viejo CA215 lbs$100
6thTom Rogers, Mission Viejo CA207 lbs
7thHermelidio Contreras, Puente CA161 lbs
8thMae Powell, Pasadena CA160 lbs

SPECIAL PRIZES

CategoryName, City and StateWeight of the pumpkinPrize
PrettiestTom Rogers, Mission Viejo CA207 lbs$100 Gift Card
UgliestMae Powell, Pasadena CA160 lbs$100 Gift Card
YoungestJonis Smith, Mission Viejo CA215 lbs$100 Gift Card
OldestMae Powell, Pasadena CA160 lbs$100 Gift Card