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Due to COVID 19, the International Weigh-Off will take place on October 3, 2020, but for the safety of all, will not be open to the public.  The event will be live streamed on our website.  Watch for updates!

We hope in 2021 you can rejoin us in person and take in the sights, smells and sounds of the festival.   In an ordinary year, The Grower's Tent features International weigh-offs each day. Opening ceremonies and celebrity seed spitting contest kicks off at 10 a.m. on Saturday and are presented in parternship with the Port Elgin Tourist Association. People travel from around the world to get a glimpse of the giant pumpkins, squash, long gourds, tomatoes, rutabagas and much, much more. Growers compete for a total prize package of over $23,000.00. On Sunday, special awards can be won by growers from the tri-county (Bruce, Grey, Huron) as well as by junior (under 12) and novice (less than 3 years growing experience) growers. Port Elgin Pumpkinfest also offers a $500 bonus for any World Record breaking entry brought to the event. Bruce Power Grower's Tent

2019 Weigh-Off Special Awards

Master Grower - Todd Kline

2018 Weigh-Off Special Awards 

Master Grower - Todd Kline


2017 Weigh-Off Special Awards

Best Average - for pumpkins and squash entered both Saturday and Sunday - Won by Paul Dettweiler

Junior Growers - First place: Lexi Twelves, Second place: Braeden Ashton

Novice Grower - won by Lexi Twelves

Master Grower - won by Douglas Court

Hidden Weight - Prize Sponsored by Little's Furniture - La-Z-Boy Rocker Recliner

The Fred Weurth, Tri-County Growers Award

First place: Bob MacKenzie
Second place: Peter Mathonia
Third Place: Douglas Court