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March 3, 2018
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Elk Grove Regional Park Pavilion
9950 Elk Grove-Florin Road
Elk Grove, CA 95624
$20 per person in advance / $30 per person at the door
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Giant Pumpkin Growers Forum

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Award-winning pumpkin growers from California and beyond will share their strategies on growing giant pumpkins at the annual California Giant Pumpkin Growers Forum 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, a retired firefighter from Sumner, Washington, was crowned the pumpkin king at the 2017 Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off in Half Moon Bay with his 2,363-lbs mega-gourd. 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 Ro