Pumpkin Contest


Fulton Fall Folk Festival (FFFF) Pumpkin Contest;

Grease Steam & Rust Association

Implemented – January 2017; revised January 2018

Sponsored by: Lyle Mellott, owner of McConnellsburg Motor & Implement Company, 875 Lincoln Way East, McConnellsburg, PA 17233 717-485-3181
McConnellsburg Motor & Implement Company is donating seeds and may be obtained by visiting the company at – 875 Lincoln Way East, McConnellsburg, PA during regular business hours.

 Each person receiving seeds (6 seeds/person) must provide the contestant’s name; address, phone number & Email address for future contact at the time the seeds are obtained.
 Each contestant must agree to the following to participate:

  1. Only seeds obtained through McConnellsburg Motor & Implement can be grown & entered competition.
  2. Each contestant agrees that when their pumpkin is registered at the FFFF; they will provide a picture taken the last day of each month from the date the seed was planted (whether it be planted indoors or outside) to the date the pumpkin is harvested. These must be colored photos.
  3. All pumpkins must be registered at the FFFF Fairgrounds by noon on the Friday of the FFFF Weekend.
  4. Each contestant may submit up to 4 entries from 6 seeds obtained; however, a contestant will be awarded 1 cash prize.

 Judging to occur on Saturday of the FFFF weekend.
 All registered pumpkins must be removed from Fairgrounds by 4 p.m. on Sunday of the FFFFF. Those not removed will be donated to organizations who have a use for them.
 Coordinators for this event are Dave & Carol Morton Tebo, 1424 Cito Road, Big Cove Tannery, PA 17212 717-666-5678 or 717-873-9359.  Please contact Dave & Carol if you have   any questions. 

Pumpkins will be judged on:
• Size & weight
• Contestants encouraged to enter specimen that is a perfect specimen and shows no blemishes of any kind, if possible.
• Specimen should be protected from dirt, disease, infection & mechanical damage.

Prizes will be awarded as follows:
• $500 – 1st place – over 1,000 lbs.
• $200 – 2nd place – 501 – 999 lbs.
• $100 – 3rd place – 201 – 500 lbs.
• $50 – 4th place – 100 – 200 lbs.

NOTE: Program Guidelines are subject to change at the discretion of the Grease Steam & Rust Association