New Pumpkinfest winner weighs in

If Phil Hunt has any secrets for growing giant pumpkins, he was not about to give any away after winning the pumpkin weigh-in on Saturday at Port Elgin’s Pumpkinfest.

He and wife, Jane, of Cameron (ON), won the weigh-in with their 1,771.5 lbs. giant.  it’s not the first time the couple has won the title as they have taken home the prize twice before.

   Hunts win for giant cabbage in                     2014 – 81.4 lbs.                           (Saugeen Times Archives)

     Hunts win in 2013 – 1,545 lbs.          (Saugeen Times Archives) 


Port Elgin Pumpkinfest, an official world weigh-in site, has become renown for those growing giant pumpkins, squash and other vegetables.