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All Hail the Hefty Gourd!

The Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off aims to find out. On October 16, 4–6:30 p.m., champion gardeners will bring their largest specimens to an area behind the Civic Center in Ukiah. The event will not have in-person spectators this year but the Ukiah Recreation Department Facebook page will feature live posts of each entry. Growers interested in entering a pumpkin may register at It costs $10 to enter; the top ten winners will receive prize money and the chance to showcase their winning gourds in front of the Civic Center. For more information, see or