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:

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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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