Any info I have on pumpkin events coming up in the next couple of months, I will post on the site.  As well as getting it’s own post just about the event, it will also appear on Google search, and will benefit the event, if you have or know of an event coming up, please let me know, and I will add it in.

The Great Pumpkin Carnival – Hamilton

YOU DO NOT NEED TO GROW A PUMPKIN TO JOIN IN THE FUN ON GREAT PUMPKIN CARNIVAL DAY ANYONE can enter the COOKING COMPETITIONS, the best NAMED PUMPKIN CREATION, the BEST CARVED PUMPKIN, and bring ANY PUMPKIN FOR THE DOWNHILL ROLL

The TWO NEW CATEGORIES for 2011 are:

• Best miniature pumpkin (Seeds:Kings Seeds OR Hamilton Gardens info centre)
• Heaviest pumpkin over 200kg

The Great Pumpkin Carnival at Hamilton Gardens 2011

YES – WE HAVE THE HIAB AND THE CATTLE SCALES ORGANIZED READY FOR THOSE REALLY BIG ONES THAT WE KNOW ARE BEING GROWN OUT THERE.

Other NEW COMPETITIONS ESPECIALLY FOR RECYCLED TEENAGERS/retirement villages are:

• Best poem about pumpkins
• Decorated sunhats
• Making something useful out of something useless

These need to be delivered to the Hamilton Gardens Information Centre by 5pm on Thursday, 17th March. Please attach name, name of Village, and phone number.

FULL LIST OF CATEGORIES:

Classes:

  • O Open to anyone
  • S Schools
  • PS Preschools
  • U12 Under 12 years old
  • RT Recycled teenagers/Retirement homes

 

Categories

  • Heaviest pumpkin over 200kg (O)
  • Heaviest pumpkin under 200kg (O, S, PS, U12, RT)
  • Oddest shaped pumpkin (O, S, PS, U12, RT)
  • Most perfect pumpkin (O, S, PS, U12, RT)
  • Best carved pumpkin (O, S, PS, U12, RT)
  • Best pumpkin creation (O, S, PS, U12, RT)
  • Best miniature pumpkin (O, S, PS, U12, RT)

Retirement Villages/Recycled Teenagers

  • Decorated Sunhat (RT)
  • Poem about pumpkins (RT)
  • Making something useful out of something useless (RT)

Cooking

  • Best pumpkin scones/muffins (O, U12,)
  • Best pumpkin cake (O, U12)
  • Best pumpkin pie (O, U12)

Programme

(Pumpkins too big to handle can be driven on to the lawn)

10am – noon ….Pumpkin competition registration

11am – noon…..Pumpkin baking registration

12.30pm…………Organised Races

1.15pm…………..Baking prizegiving

1.45pm…………..Orienteering answers deadline

1.45pm…………..Weigh-in   for Tim Macindoe & Dave Macpherson’s pumpkins

2.00pm…………..Prizegiving for 1st placegetters

2.30pm…………..Pumpkin Downhill rolling

ONGOING:

  • Viewing of Pumpkins
  • Viewing of Baking
  • Viewing of Recycled teenager competitions
  • Hamilton Gardens orienteering questions (till 1.45)
  • Bouncie Castles
  • Races etc

BRING AN UMBRELLA AND PICNIC – THERE WILL BE SOME FOOD ON SITE

 

This is a Friends of Hamilton Gardens Project

All the details at http://hggp.tumblr.com