Members Info: “People’s Choice Pumpkin Contest” at the 2015 Virginia State Fair


20140928_162806Dear VPGA grower members:

We are having our People’s Choice Pumpkin contest at the State Fair of Virginia for the third year in a row beginning Friday the 25th. We are looking for youth entries from our grower members and their employee’s families. Please encourage anyone 18 years or younger to submit one (1) large, Jack-O-Lantern type pumpkin for this contest, with the winner to be chosen by popular vote cast Friday through Sunday at the fair. There is no fee to enter. Winners will be given a plaque and recognition at the winter meeting of the VPGA, along with photos on the association’s website & Facebook page.

To submit an entry, I must have the following information no later than 5pm on Tuesday, 22 Sep: youth’s name, contact info (address, phone number, email), farm affiliation, AND how we can connect to get their pumpkin entry to the fair (I can arrange to pick it up at a convenient location on Wednesday or Thursday, or it can be delivered to the fair in Doswell VA after 1pm on Thursday the 24th to the VPGA booth in the Meadow Pavilion).

If anyone has interest, or has questions, please contact me via email or call my mobile number listed below and leave a message if I don’t answer.

Thank you,

Barry B Robinson
Sustainable Horticulturist & Agriculture Consultant
Christiansburg Virginia