4th Saturday in February 

Foster & District
Agricultural Show

4th Saturday in February

Pumpkin Growing Competition

Growing giant pumpkins is becoming increasingly popular in Australia, why not give it a go?! 


We hope our new feature competition for the 2023 Show - Pumpkin Growing - will be a rewarding venture for individual and group entrants. 


Giant Atlantic Pumpkin Seeds (sourced from Atlantic Seeds, Nyora) will be supplied by us and your mission is to grow the largest, or most unique looking pumpkin between October 2022 and show day (25th February 2023). 


While the growing season for these pumpkins can continue into March/early April in South Gippsland, we hope that competitors will enjoy seeing how big their pumpkin gets by show day and being part of the display at the showgrounds. 


Click here to download our Giant Pumpkin Growing Guide. 


Our competition will feature four classes:

  • Heaviest pumpkin (Open – 18 yrs and over)
  • Heaviest pumpkin (Junior)
  • Largest pumpkin by volume
  • Most unique looking pumpkin


Entries open: 1st October 2022

Entries close: 18th February 2022

Entry fee: $2 to be paid on seed pickup


Giant Pumpkin seeds are available from the following:

  • Renee Thompson – 0407 348 641
  • Den Gilheany – 0425 728 525
  • Manna Gum Community House, Foster (open Mon - Thur 10am-3pm)
  • Prom Coast Hardware, Fish Creek (8am-5:30pm Mon - Fri, 9-12:30 Sat)


Happy growing!


Thanks to our competition sponsors for their support!

Special thanks to Atlantic Seeds for their guidance and providing quality seed stock to get this competition up and running!