2008 Half Moon Bay
World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off Rules
top 5 pumpkins must remain in Half Moon Bay through Pumpkin Festival
weekend to be part of a special display. At the conclusion of the
festival, growers may collect their pumpkins and seeds.
must be grown, cared for, and entered by the weigh-off contestant.
- Each contestant is limited to one entry.
that have won prizes in any other weigh-off competitions are not eligible.
must be in healthy and undamaged condition, free of rot, holes, and
cracks through the cavity, chemical residue, and soft spots.
be classified as a pumpkin, specimen must be 75% yellow/orange in
color; all others will be classified as squash.
vine must be trimmed to one inch from the stem. No foreign material
is permitted in the weighing.
specimens will be weighed without the use of tarps or other carrying
- In the event of a tie, prize money will be distributed equally among the tied parties.
- Decisions of the judges are final in all cases.