Try Smashing These Pumpkins!

Source: Photo: Dallas Kilponen

(Source: SMH – The winning 728kg pumpkin (2015). Photo: Dallas Kilponen)

From the itsy bitsy, all the way to the very large. No matter your pumpkin interests, these will amaze…in fact, some even look like celebrities!

The Great Backyard Pumpkin Competition is on again and the one thing on everyone’s mind is, will we see a record breaker this year? It’ll be two years since Dale Oliver, the farmer from Knockrow in northern NSW, won with his 728kg prize-winning pumpkin.


Arthur Johns, the manager of the Northern District exhibit, back in 2015 when Mr Oliver won, pointed out that the pumpkins did not have a reputation for meeting gentle ends.

“They can look lovely today and overnight they blow up and when you come to work the next morning you’ve got a big mess.”


If this has piqued your interest, why not check out the amazing displays? Head on over to the Flower & Garden Pavilion any day between 9.30am – 8.30pm.

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