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 3 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 Joel Holland of Sumner, Wash. In 2017, Holland took first prize at the Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off in Half Moon Bay, Calif., and set a U.S. record with his whopping 2,363-pound pumpkin.
Admission to the forum is $20 per person in advance or $30 per person at the door. Register online, 916-405-5300, or at a CSD registration location: 9355 E. Stockton Blvd., suite 185, or 9014 Bruceville Road.
What: Giant Pumpkin Growers Forum
Where: Pavilion in Elk Grove Regional Park, 9950 Elk Grove-Florin Road
When: Saturday, March 3
Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: $20 per person in advance / $30 per person at the door