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Nut Tree is celebrating its 100th Anniversary! Its notable past, growing from a modest roadside fruit stand to California’s Legendary Road Stop, has captivated so many over these years. Today, Nut Tree continues to offer timeless memories to a new generation of visitors.
To mark this important milestone, the Nut Tree is ushering back the Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off by the California Pumpkin Growers Club (“CPGC”). The CPGC originally attended the Fall Festival until the Nut Tree ceased operations in 1996. Since then, they have been a part of the Pumpkin Festival in Elk Grove where it has grown into a two-day festival drawing up to 72,000 people. The World Championship Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off is returning to the Nut Tree as its official competition grounds and partner. CPGC members travel from all over the United States to participate in this fun and entertaining event. Pumpkins can weigh over 2,000 pounds and prize money is awarded based on weight. Future farmers (6 to 17 years old) participate in their own category and there will also be a vegetable category. The Nut Tree World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off Contest will be one of the largest purse winnings and is expected to draw many growers. Don’t miss the first annual event!