Contact your local Extension Office to learn how to register for the Georgia 4-H Pumpkin Growing Contest.

The Georgia 4-H Pumpkin Growing Contest is a fun, educational experience for 4-H’ers of all ages. Learn responsibility, patience, and gardening skills while trying to grow the biggest watermelon you can! This contest is graciously sponsored by the Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association.

Entry Information

As usual the top three pumpkins will receive prizes in the amounts of $100 for 1st, $50 for 2nd and $25 for 3rd. We must receive a photo of the 4-H’er with the winning pumpkin in order to award prizes, so make sure you get a good, high quality, photo for the web site and other publications.

The first 50 counties to certify a winner will receive a Georgia 4-H Pumpkin Growing Contest t-shirt.  If 50 counties do not submit entries, the first 50 entries will receive t-shirts.  These t-shirts have been provided by the generous donation of Mr. Charles Hall and the Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association.

Rules & Forms
For questions regarding the contest, please contact Michael Rabalais at the State 4-H Office.


Below are a selection of helpful links on growing giant pumpkins.

For affordable, championship caliber seeds, contact Doug Adams in Carroll County.

Big Pumpkins
10 Steps to a Giant Pumpkin
How to grow Atlantic Giant Pumpkins


Place Name County Variety lbs oz
Kellee Alday Seminole Atlantic Dill Giant 326 lbs. 0
Karly Mitcham Newton Prize Winner 182 lbs. 0
Savannah Crosby Lumpkin Heirloom 169 lbs. 0
Lauren Wheeler Laurens Atlantic Giant 139 lbs. 0
Adelyn Walls Jasper Dill’s Atlantic Giant 103 lbs 12
Ritchie Mullins Walker Atlantic Dill 69 lbs 0
Mary Gober Dawson 60 lbs. 4
Kefa Jerome Troup 41lbs 3oz 3
Lillian Phipps Lumpkin 41 lbs. 0
Colby Thompson Walker Atlantic Giant 29 lbs, 0 oz. 0
Brady Green Walker Heirloom 14 lbs, 0 oz. 0
Lane Anderson Lumpkin 13 lbs. 1
Morgan Rice Troup 11lbs 2
Noah Pennington Troup 3lbs 0
15 Charlsey richards Murray 2 lbs. 1
16 Eli Bledsoe Butts Early Gaints planted late have blooms on vine
16 Luke Bledsoe Butts Early Gaints planted late have blooms on vine
16 Kade Ballew Walker Vine died
16 Wyatt Ballew Walker Vine died