Giant Pumpkin

Giant Pumpkin

Competition Overview 

The iconic Giant Pumpkin Competition supported by Pillow Talk offers more than $3,400 in prize money. This competition features two classes, testing the growing skills of farmers, students and gardeners to see who can harvest the heaviest giant pumpkin.

Class 1 - Open

Open to exhibitors 19 years and over who have harvested a pumpkin of at least 70kg.

First: $600

Second: $400

Third: $300

Class 2 - Youth

Open to individuals or school groups 18 years and under who have harvested a pumpkin of at least 25kg.

First: $600

Second: $400

Third: $300


Only entries weighing more than 80kg are eligible to compete.

Prize: $850

Judging will take place in the Royal International Convention Centre at the Brisbane Showgrounds in February 2022, with the competition held outside of the August Ekka dates to take advantage of the premium pumpkin growing season. It’s best to plant the seeds no later than early October 2021 to give the pumpkins time to pack on the pounds, as the fruit takes around four and a half months to mature.

The competition record is currently held by giant pumpkin veteran Geoff Frohloff, with his 2015 entry crushing the competition, weighing in at 261.5kg.

This competition is aligned and recommended for year 7 students. However, everyone from farmers, students and gardeners are welcome to enter.

Entries close: 9 Feb 2022

Judging: 12 Feb 2022

Cost:$5.00 per entry per exhibit

Australian Curriculum Alignment:

Analyse how food and fibre are produced when designing managed environments and how these can become more sustainable (ACTDEK032 - Scootle )


Important Dates
09 February 2022
Entries close
12 February 2022 08:30 - 09:00
Delivery of exhibits
12 February 2022
Judging & Awards
Contact Competition Coordinator
Phone: 07 3253 3900