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:
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.
Hotdogs donated by Sam's Club
Crafts and Games for Kids