CORRECTION: Pumpkin Weigh-Off is October 8 - Saturday

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Giant pumpkins lined up for weighing
Photo courtesy Central Market

Central Market Shoreline’s 14th Annual Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off is set for 9am to 1pm on Saturday, October 8. (not Oct 10 as previously reported)

Pumpkin growers from all around the Pacific NW and Canada gather at Central Market in Shoreline to show off their pumpkins ranging anywhere from 500 to more than 1,000 pounds. They will be competing in the parking lot for bragging rights and a $2,000 check. This will be an exciting day of prizes for many of the contestants and a carving demonstration from a local Master Carver.

During the weigh-off, family and friends can partake in the Market’s Pumpkin Bratwurst Barbecue and caramel apples.

The pumpkins are carefully weighed using a net system, a forklift, and are gently placed on a giant scale provided by the Pacific Northwest Giant Pumpkin Growers organization.

The record for this event was set in 2013 with a pumpkin that weighed 1,666 pounds. Last year’s winner broke 1,500 pounds. Who knows what giant will take the field this year.

Pumpkins are entered through the Pacific Northwest Giant Pumpkin Growers organization.

Central Market Shoreline, open 7am-11pm, is at 15505 Westminster Way N, Shoreline 98133 (206-363-9226).

Updated 9-19-2016 - sorry, no hayrides this year.


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