Arizona Giant Pumpkin Growers
Giant Vegetable Show Schedule in Arizona


The Arizona Giant Pumpkin Growers Association (AZGPG) encourages all gardeners/horticulturists to participate in their local fair.  By showing examples of the vegetables we're able to grow in Arizona, we can maybe encourage others to join us in our rewarding hobby.  It's important to understand how things to grow, and then, a person has the chance to do something fun -- like grow a giant pumpkin ... or tomato.

The AZGPG stands ready to assist any grower get their giant vegetable weighed and/or measured in accordance with the international rules.
 
Below are the dates (assuming they've been announced) for the various county fairs and the Arizona State Fair. 

The spring fairs don't seem to have any floriculture/horticulture/agriculture programs described in their literature.  The Verde Valley Fair, in Cottonwood, is the earliest fair that appears to have a department to serve Arizona's giant pumpkin, and vegetable, growers.  In order to serve Central Arizona growers, the AZGPG, hosted by Sea of Green, holds a Spring Giant Vegetable Championship as part of its partnership with the Arizona State Fair's Department of Floriculture/Horticulture.

The fall fairs, which serve Northern and Southern Arizona counties all have some type of horticulture program.  However, giant vegetable classes are not always available.  The AZGPG will be happy to work with all County Fair officials to ensure all growers have a place to show their giant vegetables.  The Arizona State Fair is the last fair of the season and the AZGPG will be at the fairgrounds hosting the Fall Giant Vegetable Championships.



Spring Fairs --
La Paz County  March 8-10, 2018
Pinal County Fair  March 21-25, 2018
Yuma County Fair
 April 3-8, 2018
 Maricopa County Fair
 April 11-15, 2018
 Pima County Fair
 April 19-29, 2018
 Verde Valley Fair
 May 2-6, 2018
      AZGPG Spring Giant Vegetable Championships
 May 12, 2018
   
 Fall Fairs --
 Coconino County Fair
 Aug 31 - Sept 3, 2018
 Apache County Fair
 September 6-9, 2018
 Yavapai County Fair
 September 6-9, 2018
 Northern Gila County Fair
 September 6-8, 2018
 Navajo County Fair
 September 12-16, 2018
 Greenlee County Fair
 September 12-16, 2018
 Mohave County Fair
 September 13-16, 2018
 Santa Cruz County Fair
 September 14-16, 2018
 Gila County Fair
 September 20-23, 2018
 Cochise County Fair
 September 27-30, 2018
 Graham County Fair
 October 4-7, 2018
 Arizona State Fair
     &    AZGPG Fall Giant Vegetable Championships

 October 5-28, 2018
      October 6, 2018





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