2017 Giant Pumpkin contest Kickoff

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

TORRINGTON, WY – It is time again to start thinking about growing that giant pumpkin! To help you get started on the right foot, I mean vine, the Goshen County Master Gardeners will be hosting Jay Richards, a giant pumpkin grower from Worland, WY on Saturday, April 1st at 10 am at the Extension Office. Jay has grown some big ones! Last year his pumpkin was 955 lbs!

He will discuss the ins and outs of growing giant pumpkins and may even divulge some trade secrets…or maybe not. But he will answer all your questions and help you get lined out for a successful and fun summer growing that winning giant pumpkin!

We will have seeds available for free for all who attend the kickoff event, door prizes from our sponsors as well as some yummy pumpkin treats! Everyone is welcome and eligible to compete, no matter where you live, it’s open to the world! So come on down and have fun and learn all about growing giant pumpkins. You can also check out Jay’s giant pumpkins on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wyogiants/. For more information call the Goshen County Extension Office at (307) 532-2436.

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