Giant Pumpkin Grower's Forum

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  Saturday, March 4
10 am - 3 pm
   Elk Grove Regional Park - Pavilion


Come learn and share in the ‘art’ of growing giant pumpkins from the world’s best growers. With a few special seeds and tips from those who know best, you could grow a giant pumpkin just like the pros! 

Event Highlights

  • Guest Speaker
  • Question-and-Answer Session
  • Catered Lunch
  • Seed Swap
  • Seed Raffle
  • Seed Auction
  • Prize Raffle

Guest Speaker

This year’s guest speaker is Cindy Tobeck, a third-grade teacher from Littlerock, Wash. In 2016, Tobeck took first prize at the Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off in Half Moon Bay, Calif., with a whopping 1,910-pound pumpkin. In the same year, she also won Washington’s biggest weigh-off with a hefty squash weighing in at 1,540 pounds.


Registration is open to the public. Cost is $20 per person in advance or $30 per person at the door. Register by phone at 916-405-5600 or 916-405-5300, online, or at a CSD registration location.