2013 Weigh-Off Prize Money
1st…$7.00 per pound
11th - 20th ... $75
CA Record $1,500.00
Biggest Local (Santa Clara County) $ 500.00
Best-Looking (audience vote) $ 500.00
WORLD RECORD BREAKER $30,000 PRIZE:
The winner will receive $7.00 per pound upon completion of our weigh-off.
If the winner breaks the world record – and holds it for the remainder of the 2013 season – he or she will receive an additional prize to bring their total winnings to $30,000 on November 1st. Example: a 2,000-pound pumpkin would receive $14,000 at the completion of our competition (2,000 pounds x $7 per pound = $14,000) plus an additional $16,000 on November 1st for a total of $30,000.
Pumpkin Buy Back Information
The 1st place winner becomes the property of Uesugi Farms Pumpkin Patch
2nd-20th place pumpkins are eligible for our Buy Back program,
if chosen, at the following prices:
1,000 lbs. + = $1 per lb.
500-999 lbs. = $0.50 per lb.
0-499 lbs. = $0.35 per lb.
Only 2 pumpkins will be selected.
The winning pumpkins will be on display all month long.
They will be carved and on display at the City of Morgan Hill's
Downtown Trick or Treat Event on Halloween from 5pm-9pm.
Pumpkin growers may claim their seeds on the morning of October 27, 2013.
Official Member of the Great Pumpkin Commonwealth International Competition
In addition to the prize money presented to the winners, Uesugi Farms will donate
the following amounts to the Michael Aiello Memorial Agricultural Scholarship Fund
in Morgan Hill, CA.
$1 per pound for 1st place winner
$.50 per pound for 2nd. Place winner
$.25 per pound for 3rd place winner
In memory of Michael Aiello 1979-2007
Become an Official Weigh-Off Sponsor
Click Here for the Sponsorship Packet.
For out of town growers, we recommend the following Hotels:
Ramada Inn (408) 779-7666 or Economy Inn (408) 779-5390
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