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Giant Pumpkins at Sydney Royal Easter Show

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by HAILEY (subscribe)
I'm a succulent aficionado.
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See pumpkins that weigh more than me
As a first-timer at the Easter show, I was astounded by how huge this event is. It's not only for entertainment, but it is also informative and educational about agriculture. It's where you'll find the real heroes of our time, not in capes, but in boots and cowboy hats - our farmers.

I was taken aback by the creative display of fresh produce inside the Woolworths dome. I loved all the free food samples in the Woolworths Dome, my favourite being triple cream blueberry and cashew cream cheese, grilled barramundi and Ambrosia apples which are a new variety.

But the oversized pumpkins were the highlight of the show for me.

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Fresh produce display at Woolworths dome. Image by Hailey Catacutan.


I thought the pumpkins in the vegetable displays were big, but even more amazing were the winners of The Great Backyard Pumpkin Challenge. The biggest one weighed 72.5 kg! That weighs more than me!

Imagine how many pies you can make with just one pumpkin? You could feed an entire community.

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The great backyard pumpkin challenge winner at the Easter show. Image by Hailey Catacutan.


Alongside the pumpkins is the scarecrow competition. These are created by both adults and kids. It featured designs inspired by COVID-19, a police officer and Frida Kahlo, which was my favourite.

I guess to grow a humongous pumpkin, you need an eerie scarecrow to watch over it.

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Scarecrow competition winners. Image by Hailey Catacutan.


To view the pumpkin category winners, click here.

Sydney Royal Easter Show runs from 1 to 12 April 2021. Buy your tickets here.

If you want more exciting art, food and surprising competitions such as the giant pumpkins, then head to the Sydney Royal Easter Show.


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Giant pumpklins at the easter show. Image by Jade Jackson.
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Why? You missed last year's Easter Show, it's time to catch it this year.
When: 1-12 April 2021
Phone: 1300 030 374
Where: 1 Showground Rd Sydney Olympic Park, NSW 2127
Cost: Show ticket: Adult $40; Child $25; Concession $30; Family $118. For more ticket information, see https://www.eastershow.com.au/tickets-deals/
Your Comment
Your pumpkin article revived childhood memories for me Hailey. My father was a market gardener and among other things he grew pumpkins. As they were sold by weight, my job was to weigh each one and with a nail scratch the weight into the skin. Fortunately they were not as big as the ones in your article.
by Neil Follett (score: 3|2300) 36 days ago
I can't put my finger on why but that's possibly the best headline I've read in ages. Welcome to WEN.
by Michael Genrich (score: 3|1750) 36 days ago
I didnt realise there were so many varieties of pumpkins. So many shapes and sizes. Love it.
by Gillian Ching (score: 3|2584) 35 days ago
Welcome to WEN Hailey.
by May Cross (score: 3|7878) 35 days ago
I forgot how big the pumpkins were at the show. It's been a few years since I last attended. Great article Hailey, it has inspired me to attend, hopefully next year.
by Richard Ramnac (score: 2|367) 36 days ago
Wow, awesome article. Funny, informative and inspiring. Can't wait to read your next WN article!
by Jade Jackson (score: 2|230) 35 days ago
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