The State Fair of Virginia starts next week (Friday the 23rd), and the VPGA will again have a booth in the Meadow Pavilion with other commodity groups from around the state (beekeepers, tobacco, beef, corn, soybean, Christmas trees, etc), and we’ll be hosting our annual People’s Choice Pumpkin contest. Please read the specifics below and let’s have 10 or more entries this year!
Also, Dr Allen Straw will be assisting the fair judges again this year with all gourd, pumpkin and winter squash entries in the Hort Crops Pavilion on opening day Friday at 10am.
VPGA People’s Choice Pumpkin contest
Please encourage your youth (kids, grandkids, employees’ kids), 18 and under, to enter their best large Jack-O-Lantern type pumpkin (one entry only) for our 4th Annual VPGA People’s Choice Pumpkin contest where the public casts their vote for the pumpkin they would pick for fall decorating, carving, etc. There will be prizes for top place contestants. Please contact me directly so we can arrange for transportation of their pumpkin to the fair, and get their information for later recognition in photos, press releases, etc.
Best way to reach me is via email so I have names, phone numbers, etc to reference later. Texts are also okay. You are welcome to call, but many times I can’t answer during the day, so please leave a detailed message so I can get back with you.
**I need all info on these PCP entries by Tuesday the 20th.