DUNDEE, MI -- The Harnica Kids’ Pumpkin Farm will host the 22nd annual Great Pumpkin Weigh-Off in Monroe County. This free community event will be held at Harnica Kids’ Pumpkin Farm located at 12406 Bigelow Road, Dundee, MI. They are an official weigh-off site for the Great Pumpkin Commonwealth Association. The GPC was organized in 1993 with four sites, and has seen its network grow to over one hundred sites for this year’s contest. The Harnica Farms’ weigh-off site has grown in popularity because of all the support that it receives. The local contest is scheduled for Saturday, October 1, 2016. Registration is 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m., and weighing begins at 11 a.m.
There will be cash prizes and rosettes for the ten heaviest pumpkins. Cash prizes will also be awarded for the heaviest squash, heaviest watermelon, heaviest field pumpkin, longest long gourd, heaviest tomato, heaviest marrow, heaviest cantaloupe, largest sunflower head, tallest sunflower, tallest corn stalk. A cash prize and plaque will be awarded for the best appearing pumpkin of any size. Growers are aiming to top last year’s winner of 1551.5 lbs. Pumpkins grown by competitors are weighed at individual sites to determine local winners. The top weights from each weigh-off site are then compiled to decide overall winners at the national level.
Visit us at www.facebook.com/harnicapumpkins for more information and to view the results.