When it comes to Pumpkinfest in Port Elgin (Saugeen Shores), one of the most exciting events is the annual weigh-off of giant pumpkins and vegetables.
The weigh-off location at the ‘Missionary Church’ in Port Elgin was filled to capacity as people gathered to see the giant vegetables and pumpkins.
Winners at the Day 1 Weigh-in
Pumpkin Jane & Phil Hunt 1,771.5 lbs
Squash Todd Kline 1,154.5 lbs
Watermelon John Butler 124.5 lbs
Field pumpkin Douglas Court 122.5 lbs
Long Gourd John Butler 127.7 lbs
Cabbage Ryan Hicks 46.0 lbs
Tomato Fred Hain 5.2 lbs
Sunflower John Butler 26.ft.7 in. (North American Record)
Cornstalk Art Johnston 19.ft.5 in
Sunflower face Karen Layton 20.0 in.
Bushel gourd Jeff Warner 234.5 lbs
Special Gourd Chris Lyons 97.0 lbs
Other Ryan Hicks 21.5 lbs
North American record holder for sunflower height
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