For the 10th time on a row, the Pumpkinregatta was organized together with “Kastelse Kayak Klub”. It was a big succes, as visitors can see more than only the regatta, as it became a family day the last few years (with Pumpkin games for children and their parents, Pumpkin figures, etc…)
The official weigh-off for Belgium was organized in Wildert (Essen) this year on Saturday September 30th 2017. Herman Boonen won with a pumpkin of 914,7kg, Marcel Dierckx became 2nd with a pumpkin of 827,5kg, Mario Van Geel ended on the 3rd place with a pumpkin of 774,1kg.
October 16th 2016, the day of the pumpkin weigh-off in Kasterlee. Mathias Willemijns won with a pumpkin of 922,5kg, followed by Luc Berrens with 810,6kg.
During the European weigh-off in Ludwigsburg, Luc Berrens became 3rd (our colleaugue Mathias Willemijns had a giant of 1190kg, good for a new world record). However, on Saturday 15/10/2016 we loaded all pumpkins from the growers in Kasterlee. On Sunday October 16th during the weigh-off in Kasterlee we’ll see which one is the heaviest of Kasterlee.
The official Belgian weigh-off was on Saturday October 1st in Duisburg. Luc Berrens became second with a pumpkin of 817kg, Jan Biermans was 4th with a pumpkin of 746kg.