2018 Cadell Harvest Festival and Murray River Giant Pumpkin Competition – Winners 2018

Giant Pumpkins

Name Location Weight (kg) Sponsors
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

 

Novelty Pumpkins

Category Winner Description Sponsors
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

 

Local Produce

Category Winner Type
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

 

Novelty Events

Event Winners
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

 

Easter Saturday 31st March 2018

1pm to 7pm with Pumpkin Weigh-in from 12noon.


Have you ever wanted to grow the biggest vegetable that takes the grand prize as return trip to San Francisco, USA. Well now is the time to have your chance to win and take part in the Murray River Giant Pumpkin Competition.

Contact : Jason Lukacs
email: cadellcommunity@gmail.com
Phone: 0484 767 236Facebook page

Free Seed Envelopes at:

  • BARNETT’S STORE, Cadell
  • THE EARTHWORKS, Berri
  • 5RM and MAGIC 93.1, Berri
  • BEECH HARDWARE, Barmera
  • WAIKERIE GARDEN AND LANDSCAPING CENTRE
  • RIVERNEWS, Waikerie
  • RUSTONS ROSES, Renmark
  • AGRI-SERVICES, Renmark
  • AGRI-BUSINESS, Ramco
  • MORGAN ROADHOUSE
  • MORGAN VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE
  • MANNUM VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE
  • THE STANDARD, Murray Bridge
  • SERENITY NURSERY, Murray Bridge
  • SEDAN POST OFFICE
  • WALKER FLAT STORE
  • HAHNDORF POST OFFIC

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.

*conditions apply

Giant Pumpkin Rules

Pumpkin Competition Entry Form online

 

 

Sponsors

First Prize


Second Prize

Cadell Club


Third Prize


Fourth Prize


Fifth Prize


Sixth Prize


Seventh Prize


Eighth Prize


Ninth Prize


Tenth Prize


Other supporters