The Great Pumpkin Contest comes to Mission Plaza in SLO
Sixteen tremendous gourds were hauled to Mission Plaza for a grand weigh-off Thursday evening, and the award for the most giant of the giant pumpkins went to Bill Quirk of Goleta.
Quirk’s 727-pound behemoth took the title at the 13th annual Great Pumpkin and Scarecrow Contest in San Luis Obispo. The event was sponsored by Farm Supply.
Quirk won $750 and a champion jacket complimentary of Poor Richard’s Press.
“I think it was a very successful event, bringing our agricultural community together and showcasing our local growers,” said Diana Melero, marketing coordinator for Farm Supply.