¬† 09/27/12 The Indiana Pumpkin Growers Association will meet at Hensler Nursery‚Äôs ‚ÄúFall Fest‚ÄĚ on Saturday, October 6 for their Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off.¬† The October 6th date coincides with World Weigh-Off for growers of huge gourds.¬† As an officially sanctioned site, growers bring in their produce and earn points toward International recognition.¬† Growers are expected from a multi-state area.
The Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off begins at 11:00 (central) at Hensler Nursery, 5715 N. 750 E., in Hamlet.¬† Besides the pumpkin weigh-off, the contest will include prizes for the largest tomato, largest watermelon, largest cantaloupe, and long gourd.
Fall Fest activities at Hensler Nursery also begin next Saturday, Oct. 6th.¬† Activities include:¬† horse-drawn rides to the pumpkin patch, campfire rentals, a straw fort, and farm animals.¬† The Fall Barn opens with pumpkins, corn stalks, straw bales, gourds and mums.
Sunday‚Äôs special event is the Hensler Nursery Fall Fest and Street-driverz Classic Car Show.¬† Registration begins at 10:00.¬† A special feature will be the 1970‚Äôs rear engine dragster owned by Don and Nancy Buford.
Additionally, Oct. 6 and 7 Fall Fest will feature a new car dealer‚Äôs tent sale.¬† On site exhibiting their autos will be Oliver Ford from Plymouth and Cambe Chevrolet from Knox.
Additional information regarding the contest at:
www.ipga.us¬† or Kelly.firstname.lastname@example.org