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 www.yourcsd.com, 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