22nd Annual Giant Pumpkin, Dessert, Carving, and local Honey Contest
This year’s Giant Pumpkin contest was filled with creativity, great pumpkin desserts & honey and pumpkins. Congrats to pumpkin carver winners Daisy Rivera, 2nd place (left), Mary Gavenda, 1st place with her Owl pumpkin carving design (middle), and first-time carver contestant, Joe Gavenda took 3rd place (right). See page 5 for more photos and results.
CCFB Board member, Dan Biernacki (left) gets help from twin brothers Justin and Jarod Kopping, with lifting giant pumpkins for weigh in.
Member and local grower, Glenn Van Milligan took 2nd place in the adult division with a 108 pounder.
Kim Kulton and Pete Soltesz, Cook DuPage Beekeepers Board, had a difficult job of judging the Local Honey Contest.
Valerie D gets a little help from her dad David, to lift her homegrown 50 lb pumpkin.
CCFB Retired farmer, Alex Wojciechowski takes his dessert judging duties very seriously, eating every last bite of every entry!
22nd Annual Giant Pumpkin, Dessert, Carving, and Local Honey Contests
Giant Pumpkin Contest
1st Joy Homerding 157lbs
2nd Glenn Van Milligan 108lbs
3rd Marcos Gallegos 75lbs
1st Landon M 53lbs
2nd Valerie D 50lbs
3rd Amelia D 31lbs
Local Grown Honey Contest
1st John Rine
2nd Mike Davies/ Morraine Valley Honey Farm
3rd Kate Swain
Pumpkin Carving Contest
1st Mary Gavenda
2nd Daisy Rivera
3rd Joe Gavenda
Pumpkin Dessert Contest
1st Maricella Rivera Pumpkin Pie
2nd Donny Carlson Pumpkin Crumble Tart
3rd Mary Gavenda Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake
Youth Guess Weight Contest
1st Landon M 0-6yrs
1st Valerie D 7-11yrs
1st Amelia D 12-16yrs
2nd Chloe W 12-16yrs
Thank you to Puckerville Farms in Lemont for hosting the event! Current and past contest photos online at: https://cookcfb.org/discover-local/community-programs/profile/giant-pumpkin-contest.