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Giant pumpkin contest set for Oct. 18 at Rocky Creek Farms

October 15, 2014 -- MSU News Service

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BOZEMAN - Montana State University Extension, Rocky Creek Farm and the Southwest Montana Pumpkin Growers will host a giant pumpkin weigh-off on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. to noon at Rocky Creek Farm in Bozeman.

“We want to have some fun and see what large pumpkins have been grown around Southwest Montana,” said Toby Day, MSU Extension horticulturist. “The competition started locally to encourage growers.”

The contest has a minimum weight of 50 pounds and pumpkins can be entered from 9 am until 10 am. The unofficial weigh-in will start at 10 a.m. The winners will be announced at noon.

Rocky Creek Farm is located at 34297 Frontage Road, three miles east of downtown Bozeman.

All contestants will receive a miniature pumpkin and a half-gallon of Rocky Creek Farm apple cider. More than $350 in prizes will be awarded.

For more information, contact Rocky Creek Farm at (406) 585-0225.

Contact: Toby Day (406) 994-6523 or toby.day@montana.edu