SIMCOE, Ont. - The winner of the Norfolk County Fair & Horse Show’s giant pumpkin competition has been crowned.
Chris Delaney of Pickering, Ontario took home the James I. Memorial Trophy along with the $2,000 grand prize for growing the largest pumpkin weighing in at a whopping 1,683lbs.
That beat last year’s record by 257lbs. Money for the largest pumpkin was generously donated by O’Grady & Associates.
|Fair-goers check out the big veggies at the fair. (Jim Fox photo)
Joel Jarvis from St. Thomas took first place again, plus $500 in cash this year for the Giant Squash that weighed in at 947lbs. This is Joel’s second year of winning the giant squash competition.
Ron Wray of Simcoe was also a big winner. Ron won $500 for the largest pumpkin grown in and by a resident of Norfolk County. This prize was generously donated by R.E.Mann Brokers Ltd. /Tri-County Insurance/McKiee Farrar. His pumpkin weighed in at an amazing 1,214 lbs. This competition is open to all ages.
In the Junior Garden Products category for the 12 years of age and under the first place winner Brooklyn Jarvis of St. Thomas won the largest pumpkin weighing in at an amazing 471 lbs.
|The Norfolk Fair creatively displays its giant veggies. (Jim Fox photo)
The largest Pumpkin or Squash in the 13-18 year olds was Victoria Jongeneel of Simcoe winning first place this year with her pumpkin weighing in at an amazing 706 lbs.
The Norfolk County Fair & Horse Show is in its 172nd year, and is the fourth largest fair in Ontario, with over 100,000 visitors each year. This year’s fair features agricultural displays, craft exhibits, food vendors, art demonstrations, talent competitions, midway rides, Celebrity Chefs, amazing concerts featuring 50 Years of Motown featuring original artists, Chantal Kreviazuk and Dean Brody, plus many other special events. For more information on the fair and any of the scheduled events, please visit our website at norfolkcountyfair.com or by phone at (519) 426-7280