A new NZ giant pumpkin record has been set
For the third time at The Great Pumpkin Carnival, Morrinsville farmer Tim Harris has once again broken the NZ record, by weighing in a 808kg pumpkin at the only GPC weigh off site in New Zealand.
A great family fun day out
We had a great turn out for the Carnival, with lots of things for people to see and do from Kids races, face painters, paint a rock, and getting photos taken with Poppy the Pumpkin.
For a great write up about our event, check out this great article by the Waikato Times
The Great Pumpkin Carnival now has a mascot, they don’t say too much but sure do like moving around. We are currently gathering suggestions for names. If you have an idea let us know either via our Facebook page or send us an email.
Every since it’s inception, The Great Pumpkin Carnival has been a minimum sugar event.
While we believe in personal choice when it comes the food people eat, we also feel that having an event that works to have minimum sugar helps make us a little bit more unique, and from the feedback we have received parents and other visitors like this fresh approach to an event.
How we achieve this goal
We discuss with any of our food vendors before the event on what they have to offer, we discuss our choice to be minimum sugar free. They make changes to accommodate us and one year a seller of popcorn learned that removing much of the sugar from their product made it more desirable to the public, and it is now one of their biggest selling products.
The Great Pumpkin Carnival date has been set, April the 8th 2018 on the Rhododendron Lawn at Hamilton Gardens.
One of the most unique events in Hamilton is back, and we are gearing up for another great day out for young and old alike.
What are you going to enter in the Carnival?
From the giant giants to the mini miniatures, from amazing creations to the best pumpkin cooking around, we have a whole bunch of different categories, many you can enter even if you haven’t grown.
To find out more about all the categories and classes make to check out the website for all the latest info.
Now is the time to plan, lay down the challenge to friends and family and start getting ready for the Carnival.
We will have giant and miniature seedlings for sale from late October for just $2 a seedling, or 3 for $5.
Make sure to come along and check out the Scarecrow Festival happening at Hamilton Gardens on the 10th of October, we’ll be there with seedlings, make sure to say hi.
For all the latest info, news and pumpkin goodness follow us on Facebook or the website for all the info you need. Feel free to share this email with other people keen to be part of The Great Pumpkin Carnival.
Hello pumpkin lovers, hopefully you are warm and this weather hasn’t affected you too much.
The Great Pumpkin Carnival is being held on the 8th of April 2018, and planning for that event is about to kick off, but first we will be having our AGM on the 14th August 2017 at 4pm at St Johns Church Hall, located on the corner of Wellington St and Grey St, Hamilton.
You are more than welcome to attend this meeting.
Regards, The Great Pumpkin Committee