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Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off

"World Heavyweight Championship of Gargantuan Gourds"
51st Annual - Half Moon Bay, California

Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off
Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off
  • When:

    October 14, 2024, 7am-11am (always on Columbus Day)

  • What:

    The excitement builds in October every year as Superstar Gourd Growing Greats and their astounding, mind-boggling Volkswagen-sized orange orbs gather for the 51st Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off in the World Pumpkin Capital of Half Moon Bay, California. A special $30,000 bonus mega-prize will be awarded to any grower that breaks the world record at Half Moon Bay — considered the “Super Bowl of Weigh-Offs”. The current world record heavyweight champion pumpkin is 2,749 pounds held by Travis Gienger of Anoka, MN, set at the 50th Annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off. A host of accomplished, grizzled veteran growers are expected to contend for the coveted title, the $30,000 world record prize and thousands in additional prize money. In a pay-by-the-pound system, the winner will take home a hefty $9 per pound for the champion mega-pumpkin.

  • Attendance:

  • Where:

    IDES Grounds, 735 Main Street, Half Moon Bay, California, 20 miles south of San Francisco

  • Promotion:

    TV, radio, newspaper, magazine, online, social media
  • Audience:

    51% female, 65% ages 25-49, 78% Average household income $178,000

  • Contact:

    For pricing, call Tim Beeman or Ronan Fowler at 415-236-2601 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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