Pampoenfees Offroad Challenge

Pampoenfees “Off Road Challenge”

Plek : Westfield (by Benjè Moodie waar hulle die sand laai)

Tyd : 9h00 Saterdag 25 Maart 2017

Ons gaan ‘n uitdaag roete tussen die duine uitlê waar ons gaan speel. Daar word wors gebraai vir hotdogs, ens.

Inskrywing : R350/voertuig waarvan die helfte vir die Pampoenfees gaan.

Slegs vierwiel aangedrewe voertuie sal kan ry.

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Luxury Camping at The 2017 Giant Pumpkin Festival

Luxury Camping at The 2017 Giant Pumpkin Festival

Lekker Kampplekke gaan die naweek van die Pampoenfees vir jou kamp opslaan. Al wat jy moet bring is jou klere. Daar gaan slegs 13 tente beskikbaar wees. 2 per tent. 

Lekker Kamplekke will be offering Luxury Camping at the Pumpkin Festival.

All you need to bring is your clothes.

R650 for Friday 24 and Saturday 25 March 2017
2 people per tent
Only 13 Tents

Click here to book…

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The 2017 Giant Pumpkin Festival

The 2017 Giant Pumpkin Festival

Get ready for the 2017 Giant Pumpkin Festival which is going to be bigger and better than before.

Billy Stelling - 1st Male 80km

Winner of the 2016 MTB XC Race

Billy Stelling wins 80 km MTB XC Race at the Giant Pumpkin Festival and Mountain Bike Race in Heidelberg, Western Cape

For this year’s festival, a Mountain Bike race was also incorporated and was a massive success, with riders from all over the world competing

Billy Stelling took first place for the 80 km MTB XC Race and Pieter Gildenhuys and Johan Fourie were second and third place respectively. In the 80km, the first woman was Marie – Claude Baars all the way from Switzerland and in second place Inky Tailbut and in third place was Belinda Knowles.

The festival was a great success and was well attended by the local community and visitors the SABC providing televison coverage

The Winners

Winner of the 2016 Giant Pumpkin

Husband and Wife time win big at Giant Pumpkin Festival in Heidelberg, Western Cape

Local Heidelberg Farmer Lourens van Deventer scooped up first prize for the largest pumpkin with a massive weight of 373kg at the Heidelberg Giant Pumpkin Festival and Mountain Bike Race.

In second place with a pumpkin 354.5kg was Theresa van Deventer, wife of Lourens van Deventer and in third place Ronèl Swart with 342.5 kg – proving that the art of growing a giant pumpkin is not just a man’s sport.

Adding drama to the event was the fact that last year’s champion Pinkie Swart from Heidelberg had to withdraw just days before the competition because of a rotten pumpkin. Pinkie is currently still the South African record holder with a giant pumpkin weighing in at 497.5 kg.

The Giant Pumpkin Festival Poster

Take a look at the Poster we have designed for 2016 Giant Pumpkin Festival.

Construction begins on the Mountain Bike Track

Construction on the single track for the Giant Pumpkin Festival in Heidelberg, WC begins. This is a new original track that has been specially developed for the Pumpkin Festival.

The Heidelberg Giant Pumpkin Festival 2015 Winners

Veels geluk aan die wenners by die Giant Pumpkin Festival in Heidelberg, WC. Die fees was n groot sukses, dankie aan die “pampoen-boere” wat deelgeneem het en al die wat bygewoon het.

Die Giant Pumpkin wenners is as volgens:
Eerste prys – Pinkie Swart 482kg
Tweede prys – Corné van Greunen 438,50kg
Derde prys – Lourens van Deventer 359kg
Vierde prys – Kobus Meyer 348kg
Vyfde prys – Ronél Swart 304,50kg
Sesde prys – Raymond Saayman 276kg
Sewende prys – Pieter Wentzel 268kg
Mooiste pampoen – Miriam Nel
Lelikste pampoen – Jacques Geldenhuys

The Heidelberg Giant Pumpkin Festival 2015
Congratulations to the winners of The Giant Pumpkin Festival in Heidelberg, WC. The festival was a great success and we would like to thank the “pumpkin–farmers” who participated as well as all those who attended.

The Giant Pumpkin winners are as follows:
Eerste prys – Pinkie Swart 482kg
Tweede prys – Corné van Greunen 438,50kg
Derde prys – Lourens van Deventer 359kg
Vierde prys – Kobus Meyer 348kg
Vyfde prys – Ronél Swart 304,50kg
Sesde prys – Raymond Saayman 276kg
Sewende prys – Pieter Wentzel 268kg
Mooiste pampoen – Miriam Nel
Lelikste pampoen – Jacques Geldenhuys

Giant Pumpkin Champion

Fifteen South African pumpkin growers competed in one of the closest contested competitions yet, for the title of Giant Pumpkin Champion in the 10th Shoprite and Checkers Giant Pumpkin Competition on 14 March.

Pinkie Swart from Heidelberg, the current South African record holder, was once again crowned the Giant Pumpkin Champion with his 483,6 kg pumpkin, a mere 13,5 kg short of his previous South African record of 497,5 kg. Although still far from the 1054kg World Record that was set in October 2014 by Beni Meier (Switzerland), the South African competition has seen immense growth over the last few years.

The 2015 Giant Pumpkin Champion walked away with R12 000, while Karel Robertson from Arista Farms in Heidelberg (second) and Johan du Plessis from Worcester (third) received cash prizes to the value of R7 000 and R3 500 respectively. Additional prizes were also awarded for the smallest, prettiest and ugliest pumpkins.

The Shoprite Group’s fresh fruit and vegetable procurement division, Freshmark, hosts the competition annually for South African pumpkin growers to compete during the Durbanville Farm Festival, the competition is recognized by the International Pumpkin Growers Association as an official contest, and all pumpkin sizes and records are officially recorded as such.

Wannabe pumpkin growers can obtain giant pumpkin seeds from Freshmark if they wish to enter the 2016 Giant Pumpkin Competition. Pumpkin growers can enter the competition with pumpkins grown from any seeds, but the seeds provided by Freshmark are special in that they are not genetically modified in any way, and originate from giant pumpkins from the North American Dill’s Atlantic Giant variety.

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