Official Rules

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The Official Rules for Half Moon Bay's Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off are as follows:

giant pumpkin weight estimator tape measure
The Official Giant Pumpkin Weight Estimator Tape Measure
  • This event is open to growers of giant competition-sized pumpkins only.
  • Pumpkins must be grown, cared for, and entered by the weigh-off contestant.
  • Each contestant is limited to one entry.
  • Pumpkins that have won prizes in any other weigh-off competitions are not eligible.
  • 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.
  • The weigh-off will be conducted in accordance with GPC rules.

REGISTER FOR THE 2020 WEIGH-OFF

DELIVERY OF ENTRIES:

Growers are responsible for bringing their entries to the weigh-off by 7:00 a.m. Weigh-off staff will move pumpkins by forklift. ALL entries will be handled with care.

WEIGHING:

The weighing and inspection will be officiated by the GPC and San Mateo County Department of Agriculture Office of Weights and Measures. The official weighing will be conducted using a 2-ton capacity digital scale.

GROWER PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED:

This event is open to growers of giant competition-sized pumpkins only. Growers are required to pre-register online on through the Eventbrite registration page. This will help us manage and control the event and provide an accurate count of entries. Participating growers are allowed to have a limited number of family and assistants (max. 4 including grower). Your cooperation will help us run a well-organized event.

If you register and have tickets but are not a grower or are not entering a giant competition-sized pumpkin, you will not be admitted due to COVID restrictions. We’ll be live-streaming the weigh-off on Facebook!

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palettes of weigh off contestant pumpkins

The Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off

Heavyweight Championship of Gargantuan Gourds
October 12, 2020 7am to 2pm
Half Moon Bay, CA