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Giant Pumpkin Growing Contest

Contest Finale

Join us at the Milton Farmers Market on Thursday, October 5 from 3:30 - 6:30pm for the official weigh-in and winner announcements!

Growing giant pumpkins can be an amazing experience! Just ask 2015 and 2016 winner, Rick Wasielewski, whose most recent giant pumpkin weighed in at 979 pounds. Join Milton Recreation as we challenge Milton community members to grow the largest pumpkins ever AND other garden bounty too! Best-in-show awards for giant pumpkins, vegetables, fruits and flowers will take place at the Milton Farmers Market on Thursday, October 5.

Dates: Pick up giant pumpkin seeds during Green Up Day on Sat, May 6 or stop by the Milton Recreation Office. Or, feel free to use your own seeds for giant pumpkins, vegetables, fruits or flowers!
Fee: FREE

We look forward to keeping in touch with participants throughout the growing season to see how pumpkins are growing, plus pass along helpful growing tips. Please send photos to Milton Recreation at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Pumpkin Growing Tips

  • Click here for a basic information sheet on how to get started with your giant pumpkin growing adventure 

  • Click here for even more tips on how to get started for serious growers