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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European Pumpkin weigh-off Ludwigsburg

European Pumpkin weigh-off Ludwigsburg

Each year some growers of Pompoenengenootschap Kasterlee go to Ludwigsburg. Over there the European Pumpkin weigh-off is oranized.

Who could ever imagine, that 3 pumpkin growers of Pompoenengenootschap Kasterlee would fill up the stage.

Mario Vangeel became 1st with a Pumpkin of 1013kg, 2nd place was for Luc Vanheuckelom with a pumpkin of 979kg , Jan Biermans took the 3rd place, his pumpkin was 860kg.

Up to the pumpkin regatta now: https://www.pompoenregatta.be

Don’t forget to read the entire article on VRT NWS: https://vrtnws.be/p.OqJ5JYn7e