Join us Saturday Sept. 24th for the Giant Pumpkin Weigh Off held during Pumpkin Fest at Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm, Lockport, IL. The Pumpkin Weigh Off is for all ages to enjoy.
Here is the prize list with 1st and 2nd place payout generously paid by Siegel’s and 3rd through 10th paid by the IGPGA
Prettiest pumpkin over 500 lbs voted on by growers gets a Howard Dill Award and $100.
Heaviest pumpkin from an Illinois Resident grower wins $500
The winning pumpkin will be retained by Siegel’s until Nov. 1st. On that day I, Jeff Shenoha will personally retrieve the seeds from the winning pumpkin and will overnight deliver them wet or , dry them out and send them to the grower.Their call.
Registration is from 8 am to 10 am. Weigh off starts at noon. Only one official entry per contestant. If same family farm then each grower in family must grow their own plants and pumpkins individually. For $25 registration fee entrys can weigh one official and one officially weighed exhibition pumpkin. 2 total unless they want to pay $15 additional fee for any pumpkin to be officially weighed besides the 2 that come with basic $25 registration fee.
Saturday Sept. 24th
Bring your cameras because you won’t believe they are real pumpkins when you see them up close! Pumpkins over 1500 pounds! Two years ago largest pumpkin grown was locally by Joliet Jeff Shenoha. (1,546 lbs). That is the size of a Giant 5 ft. tractor tire!
Growers will come from all over the midwest! Come out for a great day of family fun. Maybe this year we will see the “World Record” down on the farm!
Huge Prize Money! Winners from 1st place to 10th. Come out and support these growers and all their hard work they put into growing these amazing pumpkins! For more information visit BigPumpkins.com..
Pumpkin Fest general admission includes over 30 attractions including: 15 acre cornfield maze ‘In Remembrance of 9/11″, 2 acre cornfield maze (to be revealed 2nd week of August), 4 play lands (introducing our new 4th play land), Pet and Feed Farm Animals, Haunted Barn, Siegel’s 125’ Sports Zone, Corny Crib, Hay Rack Ride to the U Pick Pumpkin Field and more.
Pony rides, Zombie Paintball Ride, Jumpin Blob Jamboree, Gem Mining, Climbing Wall and the Spooky Spiral are available for a small additional fee.
Enjoy plenty of “Treats to Eat” from smoked turkey legs, apple cider donuts, fresh baked pie slices, home brew rootbeer and much more. Visit us at OurPumpkinFarm.com. “Harvest Your Family Memories” at Pumpkin Fest 2016. Pumpkin Fest at Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm 17250 S. Weber Rd. Lockport IL. Open 10 a.m – 6 p.m.
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