Ekka’s giant pumpkin competition launched

Growers ready for iconic giant pumpkin competition

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BEAT THIS: Minden farmer Geoff Frohloff claimed the title of champion heaviest pumpkin of the Ekka for the third time in a row with a 202kg whopper.

BEAT THIS: Minden farmer Geoff Frohloff claimed the title of champion heaviest pumpkin of the Ekka for the third time in a row with a 202kg whopper.

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Entries have opened today for the Ekka’s iconic Giant Pumpkin Competition.

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ENTRIES have opened today for the Ekka’s iconic Giant Pumpkin Competition, sponsored by Pillow Talk.

Extreme gardeners will be trying to squash Minden farmer Geoff Frohloff’s winning streak, after he claimed the title of Champion Heaviest Pumpkin of Show for the third time in a row earlier this year, with a 202kg whopper.

The heavyweights will be judged at the Brisbane Showgrounds in May next year. 

The competition, which is held outside of the August Ekka dates to take advantage of prime pumpkin growing season, is open to all green thumbs including farmers, school children and amateur gardeners.  

The larger than life prize-winning vegetables will be on display in the Agricultural Hall at Ekka from August 11-20. 

Horticulture dates back to the very first show in 1876, with the Ekka continuing to celebrate and champion agriculture by showcasing and rewarding the best of the best. 

CLICK HERE for details on how to enter the giant pumpkin competition. 

Schools interested in entering will be provided with Giant Atlantic Pumpkin seeds. 

Entries close on April 21, with judging and awards to be held on May 13.

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