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2016 State Fair of Virginia *IMPORTANT* Member Information

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.

For any questions on the Fair or contest contact Barry B. Robinson at or call him at 540-230-1695


If you are looking for Pumpkins or Fall products, please contact any of our Association Members listed HERE

The Association does not buy, sell, or endorse one member’s product over another.

The Association does not directly buy or sell any product!

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The Virginia Pumpkin Growers Association is a non-profit organization – 501 (c)(5) – that seeks to promote  pumpkins and fall products grown in Virginia.

We support the agricultural community and seek to provide education and knowledge in the production of pumpkins and fall products.

The Virginia Pumpkin Growers Association consists of members from different areas of the state of Virginia. The Association holds an annual meeting in late January/early February for membership and the education of the production of pumpkins/fall products.  A yearly field day is usually held in late summer/early fall.

“Pumpkins is continually becoming a fast growing crop for Virginia’s producers and the Virginia Pumpkin Growers Association wants to continually promote the production of pumpkins!”

Gov Mansion Pumpkin 2014

On October 14th, 2014 some members of the VPGA  delivered pumpkins to the Governors Mansion – we appreciate the honor!!

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