The Great Pumpkin Contest

Oct 19, 2012 2:30 PM by Jill Graves

And the winner of Farm Supply's Great Pumpkin Contest is...

Congratulations to Jodi Waples! Jodi came in first place last night at Farm Supply's Great Pumpkin Contest - her pumpkin weighed in at 605 lbs! Wow!

Rick Tibben was ALMOST there, with 601 lbs and Randy Jokela & Mike Hoffman came in third place last night with their monster pumpkin weighing a healthy 568 lbs.

I have great admiration for these master pumpkin growers. I can now truly appreciate the hard work, dedication, patience and watchful eye you must have to make it this far - and mine only reached 60 or so pounds!

It was a great turnout last night at Mission Plaza in downtown San Luis Obispo. It was great fun for kids and adults alike, we had many visitors standing there simply amazed at these behemoth pumpkins.

Signing off for now, I will post more photos as they come in!

Signed,

The winner of the Novice Giant Pumpkin Grower Award (that's the last time Dr. Sabol will give out his phone number when helping someone to grow pumpkins, I'll bet!) -- Thank you Farm Supply & Dr. Sabol!

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    Rick Tibben
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    The Giants!
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    More Giants!
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    And Even More Giants!
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    Most Unusual
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    Most Beautiful
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    Weighing of the Monsters
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    Steve Knudsen
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    Weighing went into the night
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    Another Weigh-Off
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    Keeping Score
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    Final Weights!
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    Cara Crye and Jodi Waples
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    Cara Crye and Dr. Sabol
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    Kid's table
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    Dr. Sabol
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    Winner of Most Beautiful!
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    Rick Tibben
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    Steve Knudsen
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