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25th Anniversary of the

 Great Pumpkin Weigh-Off

Saturday, October 5, 2024
7:00am - 10:00 am


The Nekoosa Giant Pumpkin Fest would like the giant fruit and vegetables to stay on display through Sunday. If there is an issue with entries staying on site, the grower is to contact the Event Coordinator to make alternate arrangements.

Event Coordinators are Bill Kaberle (715)570-7133, Merle Cochran (715)323-4533, or email to: nekoosagiantpumpkinfest@gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing all of the GIANT fruit and vegetables, and hopefully we will see a NEW state record set!

If you are interested in learning how to grow Giant Pumpkins, or would like to become a member of the Wisconsin Giant Pumpkin Growers, please visit their website.


Wisconsin Giant Pumpkin Growers(WGPG) members can weigh one item for free. Additional entries will be $5 each. A maximum of two entries and two prize moneys per category per household are allowed. One entry per household member per category is allowed. Additional entries will be for exhibition only.

Non-members and members after June 1 will pay $20 for the first entry and $5 for each entry thereafter. Maximum 1 entry per category.


Registration will take place from 7 am to 10 am, all entrants must be in line for registration by 10 am for their fruit to qualify for competition. Please complete one weigh-off registration form per fruit.


Exhibitors must be on site and in line to register by 10 a.m. on Saturday.

Each specimen must be grown and cared for by the exhibitor.

The exhibitor must be present for the competition, unless prior arrangements are made with a site coordinator.

All pumpkins and squash must be on a pallet.

Any entry weighed in a previous competition will not be eligible for prize money.

This weigh-off is a Great Pumpkin Commonwealth (GPC) sanctioned event and all GPC rules will be followed.