GPC Belgian Pumpkin weigh-off 2021

GPC Belgian Pumpkin weigh-off 2021

On Saturday October 2nd 2021 the GPC Belgian Championship Pumpkin weigh-off 2021 was organized in Kasterlee. Although our biggest pumpkin wasn’t there yet, the weigh-off ended with a great top 3 for both the Giant pumpkins and the Squashes.Top 3 Giant pumpkins

  • Luc Vanheuckelom: 922,5kg
  • Mario Vangeel: 808kg
  • Peter Jolie: 756kg

Top 3 Squashes:

  • Jens Segaert: 781kg
  • Herman Boonen: 531,5kg
  • Luc Vanheuckelom: 355kg

Some pictures of the weigh-off:

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A new world record?

A new world record?

A few years ago Mario Vangeel won the Giant Pumpkin European Championship, but this year he seems to attempt to break the world record. Something the press also noticed.

On 28/09/2021 Mario could be seen in the late-night news on VRT, but also newspapers and radio find their way to Kasterlee:

Patch tour 2020

Patch tour 2020

At the end of August, all members of the Pompoenengenootschap normally jump on their bike for the 2nd patch tour.

Due to Corona however, this was not possible this year. That’s why each grower was asked to measure it’s own pumpkin.

Starting with pumpkins of 150kg up to pumpkins of 750kg and more, it all looks really promising.

Click to see some pictures of what several growers already achieved until now.

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The “Pompioenen”

The “Pompioenen”

The “POMPIOENEN” | Short documentary made by Leen Poppe

In October 2019 a small documentary was made by Leen Poppe.

“The best pumpkin growers in Europe can be found in the Kempen region. I was fascinated by Jan and his pumpkin friends, so I decided to make a short documentary about it.” she said.

Documentary made for LUCA School of Arts Narafi , 2nd year audiovisual techniques, film, tv & video.

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Pumpkin Regatta 2019

Pumpkin Regatta 2019

On Sunday October 27th 2019, we organized the 12th edition of the Pumpkin Regatta in Kasterlee. There were a lot of people and more than 80 teams attended. This edition, there were even teams coming from the USA, Greece, England, Lithuania, etc…

Next to that, also the pumpkin games (for children), pumpkin curling and pumpkin cutting were organized again. Throughout the terrain, different pumpkin figures could be found and were funny and impressive to look at.

Just check our pictures to get an impression of this wonderful pumpkin experience called Pompoenregatta

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