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October 01, 2017
Everyone is invited to participate in this exciting competition which not only includes giant pumpkins but additional categories for large, unique and decorated vegetables. In addition to awards for the 3 heaviest pumpkins, new categories include “Best Decorated Vegetable”, “Coolest Giant Vegetable or Flower” and “Best Fall Bouquet”. All Children who enter will be awarded a certificate of participation. Contestants who need to have their pumpkins unloaded must be at the nursery no later than 10am. Pumpkin Weigh-Off Prizes: 1st place: $400; 2nd place: $200; 3rd place: $100; Best Pumpkin Grown by a Child: (ages 15 years old and younger) A ribbon and a free hayride for their family. Fall Harvest Categories: 1st Place: $50 gift certificate to Hicks Nurseries; 2nd Place: $25 gift certificate to Hicks Nurseries; 3rd Place: $10 gift certificate to Hicks Nurseries.
Address: 100 Jericho Turnpike Westbury, NY 11590
Founded in 1853, Hicks Nurseries is celebrating a 160-year family tradition of helping gardeners of all abilities grow the plants they love to make their homes and lives more beautiful. Many unique family events are hosted by Hicks. From the annual Spring Flower and Garden Show, to summer activities (such as a tomato-growing contest), to the fall festival with hayrides and Otto the Ghost, to Christmas at Hicks with Santa Claus and an animated show, this is the place for gardeners of all ages.
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