|Brock Heward||Younghusband||205.8||MGA Insurance|
|Philip Atze||Waikerie||196.4||The Cadell Club|
|Paul Cryer and Eugene Wyld||Waikerie||195.9||5RM/93.1FM|
|Paul Cryer and Eugene Wyld||Waikerie||187.0||Waikerie Honda|
|Paul Broad||Hallett||168.0||Sons of the Southern Cross SMC & Agri Business|
|Paul Cryer and Eugene Wyld||Waikerie||162.2||Illalangi
& Agri Business
|Mystery Weight (120kg)||Karen Naicker||113.3kg||Morgan Highway Service Station|
|Ugliest Pumpkin||Phillip Atze||–||Spook Hill Wines|
|Best Dressed Pumpkin||Morgan Activity Centre||Kittens in Pumpkin||Jim’s Computers
& Agri Business
|Prettiest Pumpkin||Joy Coad||Barbie in Pumpkin Dress||Barnett’s Store
& Agri Business
|Special Mention||Morgan Activity Centre||Pumpkin seed necklace|
|Beer – 1st||Joe Ross||Ale|
|Beer – 2nd||Phil Valentine||Stout|
|Beer – 3rd||Phil Valentine||IPA|
|Preserve – 1st||Sarah Milton||Plum Jam|
|Preserve – 2nd||Glenda Noack||Tomato Relish|
|Preserve – 3rd||Glenda Noack||Fig & Sultana Jam|
|Carp Throw Girls||1st Jade Hobkirk; 2nd Sarah Campbell; 3rd Ebony Tucker|
|Carp Throw Boys||1st Will Pearce; 2nd Jack Forrest; 3rd Noah Hensel|
|Carp Throw Ladies||1st Rose Sleep; 2nd Leanne Wood; 3rd Alison Phillips|
|Carp Throw Men||1st Phil Valentine; 2nd Lochy Cain; 3rd Brendon Liddicoat|
|Orange Toss – Junior||1st Xavier Hobkirk|
|Orange Toss – Adults||1st Ken Shilvock; 2nd Sally Harriott|
|Grape Catch – Juniors||1st William Campbell/Jade Hobkirk; 2nd Jayden Bush/Nick Buckland|
|Grape Catch – Adults||1st Anthony Denelt/Dave Newal; 2nd Samuel Liddicoat/Brendan Liddicoat|
The Cadell Harvest Festival is one of the traditional country fairs of yesteryear with competitions for everyone including local preserve and home made brew competitions, orange and carp throwing, grape tossing, cockroach racing, a massive children’s Easter Egg Hunt and the major event, the Murray River Giant Pumpkin competition.
The Murray River Giant Pumpkin Competition has reached world-wide recognition with interest from across the globe and has been registered with the ‘Great Pumpkin Commonwealth’ accredited association.
Five years ago MGA Insurance Brokers, donated a prize for the grower of the heaviest pumpkin* to attend the Half Moon Bay Pumpkin and Art Festival near San Francisco which has driven this competition to a new level of appeal, creating many amateur growers across the Nation. There are 10 prizes in categories from Prettiest Pumpkin to Ugliest Pumpkin, so dress up your Queensland Blue, Butternut, or Squash for the novelty section!
In 2011 Dale Oliver travelled the long distance from Byron Bay to deliver his pumpkin weighing in at an amazing 390kg and won first prize. His record has never been broken, perhaps 2018 is the year to do it!
This year we have live entertainment from local band ‘Highway One’ and MC/Tunes by ‘DJ Boxhead’, local wine tastings and food and produce stalls.
Don’t miss the Easter Saturday event at the Cadell Oval, only two hours from Adelaide on the magnificent Murray River. Entry is only $5.00 and children under 15 are free.
We would like to thank our prize sponsors: MGA Insurance Brokers; Cadell Club; Riverland Broadcasters (5RM and Magic FM); Waikerie Honda; Sons of the Southern Cross SMC; Illilangi Gourmet Foods; Morgan Roadhouse; Barnett’s Store; Spook Hill Wines; Jim’s Computers; and Agri-Business.