Oct 1, 2018

2018 Woodbridge Update.



“2018, 171st Woodbridge Fair”

Official Giant Pumpkin Worldwide Weigh-off Site

Return of the Giant Pumpkins to Woodbridge this Saturday. As the National pursuit continues for Canada’s first 2000 pound pumpkin.


Ontario grown Dill's Atlantic Giant Pumpkins expected to brake local weight records! Pumpkin Weights nearing 1 ton as warm summer boosts fruit size and girth of up to 11 meters in circumference. Giant Pumpkins now grow larger than the average pick-up trucks bed and more than 50 pounds per day!


The 2018 Woodbridge Fair is an official local world wild weigh off site of these monster sized gourds sanctioned by the Great Pumpkin Commonwealth*

“Seeds first sown by growers in April are now being harvested as Giant pumpkins for exhibition this weekend Sat. Oct 6, 12 noon at the Woodbridge Fair”

The 171st Woodbridge Fair is the GTA venue and host’s a large gathering of shows, rides and attractions. The fair is filled with family fun including 11 categories of giant vegetables.

Last year’s event was led by Todd Kline at 1,718 pounds (780.9 Kg) followed by Phil & Jane Hunt 1,515 and Chris Lyons 1,450. Todd was accompanied by several of the GVGO’s top grower’s to a delightfully large throng of guests intrigued by the mid-day weigh off of several large orange, monster sized pumpkins.

Giant Woodbridge Prize List for 2018

Atlantic Giant Pumpkins

1st - $2000 2nd- $1000 3rd - $750 4th - $500 5th - $250 6th - $150 7th - $125 8th - $100 9th - $75 10th - $50; 11th through to 15th place is $30 each

Giant Show King Squash

1st $400 2nd - $200 3rd - $100

Giant Tomatoes, Field Pumpkin, Long Gourd, Watermelon, Tall Corn & Cabbage

1st - $150 2nd - $100 3rd - $50

Tall Sunflower & Carrot

1st - $100 2nd - $50 3rd - $25

Bushel Gourd, Cucumber

The 171st, 2018 Woodbridge Fair and GPC Giant Vegetable Weigh-off October 6th

Join us Thanksgiving Weekend 2018!


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Proudly Supported by:

Team Lunatic, Giant vegetable growers.

Giant Vegetable Growers of Ontario gvgo.ca

*Visit Big Pumpkins.com Leader Board > http://www.bigpumpkins.com/WeighoffResultsGPC.aspx?c=P&y=2018

Member of Great Pumpkin Commonwealth, GPC.

New Posts
  • Whiz
    4 hours ago

    It is seed drying time of year. Keep your GVGO seed packs in mind. I am looking after sorting and sending out the packs this year. Lets all work together to make them great. Send in all kinds of seeds. Everyone is looking for different things in a seed pack. You must be a paid up member for 2020 to receive your seed pack. Here is where to mail them to: Jeff Warner 487413 Aidie Creek Garden Road Englehart, Ontario P0J 1H0 Send me an email or msg so i know something is coming and will let you know that i have received it. aidiejeff @ ntl.sympatico.ca
  • Zeke
    Nov 1

    John won the 150 square foot contest this year with a 1175.6 lb. pumpkin. The first one grown over 1000 lbs. in this contest. Congrats John!
  • Zeke
    4 days ago

    There are two theories for arguing with a woman.....neither of them works

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