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The Giant Pumpkin Festival
in Heidelberg, Western Cape

The Giant Pumpkin Festival Winners 2024

in Heidelberg, Western Cape

1. Pieter Conradie 967.5kg
2. John Booysen 829.5kg
3. Willem Le Grange 758.5kg
4. Jacob du Plessis 552.5kg
5. Frans-Hendrik van Wyk 481kg
6. Jan van Wyk 362kg
7. Hendrik Kotze 320kg
8. Flippie Naude 241kg
9. Stark Ayres 225kg
10. Michael Amos 83.5kg
11. Karel Stout 42.5kg


About the Pumpkin Festival

Taking place in the scenic countryside town of Heidelberg Western Cape, just 275 km from Cape Town, The Giant Pumpkin Festival is a popular calendar event in the Hessequa region.

Dates TBC – the Golf day will take place at the lovely Heidelberg Golfclub. The Festival itself kicks off on Dates TBC – at the Heidelberg Showgrounds.

On Dates TBC – the festival continues.
Additionally, there is a 4X4- and Bowls competition Saturday morning.

The festival is greatly anticipated and well known artists will be joining us. For the children we have awesome entertainment.

There are big prizes up for grabs at the Giant Pumpkin Festival, the biggest pumpkin will win R17,500. If the South African record is broken, you will win R30,000.

Friday Tickets: Prices to be confirmed later this year.
Saturday Tickets: Prices to be confirmed later this year.
Weekend Pass: Prices to be confirmed later this year.

About Heidelberg, WC

Heidelberg is a town in the Western Cape, South Africa. It is located near South Africa’s south coast, on the N2 highway, 274 km east of Cape Town (about halfway between Cape Town and Knysna).

Heidelberg is just east of the Overberg region, and some consider it the beginning of the Garden Route.

Heidelberg is part of the Hessequa Local Municipality. Fourie House on Fourie Street is the oldest house in Heidelberg, dating back to 1728. Read more here…

Accommodation in Heidelberg

Aan de Kanaal 028 722 1389
Alex’s Overnight 082 776 5799
Fleur Bleue B & B 079 610 6659
Honeywood Farm 083 270 4035
Hooikraal 084 645 8810
Lemon Tree Cottage 071 462 6410
Skeiding Gastehuis 082 451 4965
Strawberry Hill Farm 079 335 0269
The Heidelberger 072 549 0626

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vegetables throughout the world by establishing standards and regulations that ensure quality of fruit and vegetables,
fairness of competition, recognition of achievement, fellowship and education for all participating growers and weigh-off sites.

For what we Grow Today, WE shall GROW Bigger tomorrow.

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