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
Here you see all our pumpkins, ready for the weigh-off during the Pumpkin market in Kasterlee on October 20th. The 3 winning pumpkins of the European weigh-off in Ludwigsburg will also be there. We’re counting down for the Pumpkin Market to begin!
On Saturday August 31st 2019 we took our bike for the 2nd patch tour. And after measuring some of our giants, we are now really looking forward to the official weigh-off. Our biggest one is already more than 800kg and still growing.
Some picture of the patch tour and the BBQ can be found over here
2019 has started and so the all growers were invited for the yearly New Year’s reception on Saturday January 26th. Plans about how to grow the biggest pumpkins this year where discussed while having a beer.
Exactly 1 week after the official Belgian weigh-off, we went to Ludwigsburg (Germany) for the European weigh-off. Again, Jan Biermans took the first place. However, this time he needed to share his place with Stefano Cutrupi from Italy, as both gentleman grow a pumpkin of exact the same weight: 965,5kg. Well done!
Also on Saturday October 6th, the normal big pumpkins were weighted (next to the squashes). Jan Biermans succeeded to grow the biggest Belgian pumpkin of 2018 with a weight of 970,2kg. Place 3 was also a grower from our club, Marcel Dierckx, with a weight of 851,3kg.
After years of growing real big pumpkins, one of our growers finally succeeded to grow a pumpkin heavier than 1000kg. However, sadly enough the pumpkin started to rot. With a lot of pain, Herman needed to stop growing his big proud. It was weighted 1010kg. Hopefully he can grow at least the same weight in 2019 (he knows what to do).