Mar 20, 2017
There is a good chance that a new South African giant pumpkin record will be set at the 7th annual Giant Pumpkin Festival taking place in the small Western Cape town of Heidelberg on 24 and 25 March 2017.
The champion of the 7th annual Giant Pumpkin Competition will walk away with R12 000 in cash, while second and third place will receive R6 000 and R3 000 respectively. Prize money is sponsored by Shoprite Checkers and additional prizes are also awarded for the smallest, prettiest and ugliest pumpkins.
The two-day festival, held at the Heidelberg Showgrounds, is a community initiative and all proceeds are donated to the local schools and old age home. Additional activities at the festival include a MTB race, 15km trail run, golf day and bowls competition. There will also be pumpkin carving and pumpkin throwing competitions, which promises to be lots of fun for both young and old.
Previous winners of the Heidelberg Giant Pumpkin Competition:
For more information, visit the Giant Pumpkin website.