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Event Title

Cadell Giant Pumpkin Competition

Event Date

26 March 2016

Event Town

Cadell

Contact Phone

Kevin Myers

Contact Mobile

0428 518 944

Description

BACKYARD WINNERS IN GIANT PUMPKIN RACE!

If you don’t think you have enough space to grow a giant pumpkin, think again!

Many of the world’s heaviest pumpkins have been grown by backyard growers and if you have enough space for a few ‘jack and the bean stalk’ size runners, you will soon be in the race to enter the Murray River Giant Pumpkin Competition at the Cadell Harvest Festival on Easter Saturday 2016.

“With the grand prize of a trip to the United States proudly donated by MGA Insurance Brokers, it is well worth the challenge’, said Chairman of the Cadell Community and Tourist Association, Danny McGurgan.

For over 100 years people have been growing giant pumpkins with William Warnock the first giant pumpkin world record holder at the Paris Worlds Fair in 1900.  William’s pumpkin weighed in at 400 pounds, quite small compared to the current world record holder of Ben Meier of Switzerland with his pumpkin described as ‘big as a ute’ weighing in at 2323.7 pounds (1054.01kg).

Free seeds are available now at outlets across the Riverland, Murraylands and Adelaide Hills or you can just contact the award winning community group at Cadell who recently one the Brand SA regional ‘Community Award’ for their outstanding achievements keeping their township vibrant and alive as well as the annual ‘Murray River Giant Pumpkin Competition’.   Visit cadell.org.au and they will send you out free giant seeds to start you on your race to grow the heaviest pumpkin.

Cadell’s winner this year was Kieren Myers with his prized pumpkin weighing in at 130kg.  “It was a great effort in a difficult growing season and we hope to see many more growers take up the challenge to win the ultimate prize in this great pumpkin race”, said Paul George, Managing Director, MGA Insurance Brokers.

The festival has grown into one of the signature events in the Mid Murray Council and Riverland tourism regions attracting over 3000 people each year.  “We are extremely proud of the Murray River Giant Pumpkin competition and the Cadell Harvest Festival in our Council region and the dedication the community brings to this event each year”,  said Mayor Dave Burgess, Mid Murray Council.

Free seeds are now available at various regional outlets or you can contact Kevin Myers on 0428 518 944 who will send you some seeds or visit the website for more details, www.cadell.org.au.

The 2015 Cadell Harvest Festival/Murray River Giant Pumpkin Competition will be held on Easter Saturday at the Cadell Oval so get your seeds, germinate, find your patch in the backyard and start growing!!!

Murray River Giant Pumpkin Competition seed outlets are as follows:

  • RIVER NEWS WAIKERIE
  • 5RM BERRI
  • RUSTONS ROSES RENMARK
  •  EARTHWORKS BERRI
  • BEECH HARDWARE BARMERA
  • THINKWATER WAIKERIE
  • NILDOTTIE GENERAL STORE
  • MURRAY VALLEY STANDARD OFFICE MURRAY BRIDGE
  • RADIO 5MU/POWERFM MURRAY BRIDGE
  • CADELL HARDWARE
  • MORGAN HIGHWAY SERVO
  • SERENITY NURSERY MURRAY BRIDGE
  • MANNUM VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE
  • MANNUM NEWSAGENT
  • MID MURRAY COUNCIL OFFICES – MORGAN/CAMBRAI AND MANNUM
  • HAHNDORF POST OFFICE
  • SEDAN POST OFFICE
  • SWAN REACH GENERAL STORE
  • WALKER FLAT STORE  
  • MANNUM NEWSAGENT
  • RIVERNEWS Waikerie
  • 5RM Berri
  • THE STANDARD Murray Bridge
  • SERENITY NURSERY Murray Bridge
  • Sedan Post Office
  • Walker Flat  Store

 

More Information

For more information & events please visit the Visitors Information Guide.

Murray River, Lakes & Coorong Visitor Guide click here.

Riverland Visitor Guide click here.

Or visit the Discovery Murray River website click here.