Graciously Sponsored by:

The Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association


The Georgia 4-H Pumpkin Growing Contest offers the opportunity to exhibit knowledge and ability to cultivate and grow one or more pumpkins over a regulated period of time. Growing the heaviest pumpkin incorporates the basic aptitude of measurement concepts. Preparation skills, research abilities, and patience in this field of agricultural and environmental sciences enhance the ability to excel in this competition. In addition to learning the basic fundamentals of growing and caring for pumpkins, mathematical knowledge of space, depth, and irrigation will prepare participants for a successful harvest. Common problem solving, such as insect patrol, are essential elements gained throughout this experience.

Learning Outcomes

• Develop leadership, initiative, self-reliance, a sense of fair play and other desirable character traits
• Experience the responsibility of planting, caring for, cultivating, and harvesting a pumpkin
• Increase knowledge of all aspects of agricultural and environmental science and management of pumpkin
• Learn the skills of farm management and an understanding of the business and career opportunities
• Demonstrate individual leadership abilities
• Develop leadership abilities, build character and assume citizenship responsibilities, and develop skills, knowledge, and attitudes for lifelong use

Recognition and Awards

The top three pumpkins will receive prizes in the amounts of $100 for 1st place, $50 for 2nd place, and $25 for 3rd place. We must receive a photo of the 4-H’er with the winning pumpkin in order to award prizes.


Contest Rules, Details, and Forms

For more information, please call 1-800-ASK-UGA1.