For information on the 2023 Competition:

Contact : Kevin 
Phone: 0484 767 236Facebook page

The Murray River Giant Pumpkin Competition has reached world-wide recognition with interest from across the globe and has previously been registered with the ‘Great Pumpkin Commonwealth’ accredited association.

Six years ago MGA Insurance Group, 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 14 prizes in 12 categories from Prettiest Pumpkin, Ugliest Pumpkin to Largest Vegetable (of it’s type), 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 this is the year to do it!

Don’t miss the Easter Saturday event on the Morgan River Front, only two hours from Adelaide on the magnificent Murray River.

We would like to thank our prize sponsors: MGA Insurance Group; Riverland Broadcasters (5RM and Magic FM); Terminus Hotel Morgan; Waikerie Honda; Riverland West Chamber of Commerce (RWCC); Illilangi Gourmet Foods; Morgan’s Caltex Roadhouse; Rollbusch Quality Meats; Spook Hill Wines; Riverview Cafe Morgan; ALERT Riverland; The Commercial Hotel Morgan; Morgan Thrifty-Link and Agri-Business Ramco.

*conditions apply

Prize Sponsors

First Prize

Second Prize

Third Prize

Fourth Prize

Fifth Prize

Sixth Prize


Mystery Weight

Best Dressed Pumpkin

Ugliest Pumpkin

Prettiest Pumpkin


Longest Gourd

Largest Other Vegetable (of it’s type)


Other supporters