Parks & Recreation: Events

Posted on: February 16, 2017

Share Seeds and Strategies at the Giant Pumpkin Growers Forum

California Giant Pumpkin Growers Forum

Award-winning pumpkin growers from California and beyond will share their strategies on growing giant pumpkins at the annual California Giant Pumpkin Growers Forum on Saturday, March 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Pavilion in Elk Grove Regional Park.

With a few special seeds and tips from those who know best, you could grow a GIANT pumpkin just like the pros!  The forum is open to the public and will include a question-and-answer session, catered lunch, seed swap, seed raffle, seed auction and prize raffle.

This year’s guest speaker is Cindy Tobeck, a third-grade teacher from Littlerock, Wash.  In 2016, Tobeck took first prize at the Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off in Half Moon Bay, Calif., with a whopping 1,910-pound pumpkin.  In the same year, she also won Washington’s biggest weigh-off with a hefty squash weighing in at 1,540 pounds.

Admission to the forum is $20 per person in advance and $30 per person at the door.  Register online at, by phone at 916-405-5300 or 916-405-5600, or in person at the Parks and Recreation Department Office, 9355 E. Stockton Blvd., suite 185, or the Wackford Complex, 9014 Bruceville Road.

What:              California Giant Pumpkin Growers Forum

Where:            Pavilion in Elk Grove Regional Park, 9950 Elk Grove-Florin Road

When:             Saturday, March 4

Time:              10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cost:               $20 per person in advance / $30 per person at the door

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