The People/Plant Connection

Special Guests from Agrilife Extension Service

Allison Watkins, Agrilife Extension Horticulture Agent, distributing information about vegetable gardening, fee seeds and talking with contestants about their experiences growing the giant pumpkins.

Courtney Redman, Agrilife Extension Family and Community Agent, gave a demonstration of how to cook a pumpkin pie in a slow cooker. She also gave pointers about cooking in slow cookers. Courtney judged the pumpkin pie/dessert competition.


Giant Pumpkin Contest Winners

Left to right:

Adult Category:

Beth Luker, 1st Place-51 lbs,

Christy Franke, 2nd Place-41.8 lbs,

Gene Franke, 3rd Place, 40.6 lbs 

Far Right: Marshall & Sherri Gray, Most unusual shape

Youth Category: Marshall Van Sickle, 28 lbs-(age 6 years)

Judges: Allison Watkins and Bob Houck.

Pumpkin Pie/Dessert Contest Winners

Jaden Verdooren, 1st Place

Other contestants were PPC Board Members, Allison Watkins, Jana Jenkins & Susan Stanfield (not pictured)

Pup-kin Costume Contest

PPC partnered with Concho Valley Paws and brought contestants from the shelter next door to Pumpkin Festival.

Bringing the joy of gardening to people of all ages and abilities.

All contestants were winners. Two pumpkins and one Captain America.

Other Activities:

Hotdogs donated by Sam's Club

Door Prizes

Crafts and Games for Kids