If you have a green thumb, get growin’ – you’re invited to Hicks Nurseries’ 10th annual pumpkin weigh-off on Sunday, October 7 at 11am. Bring your home-grown pumpkins no matter what the size and enjoy the fun of the day!
There will be a new “Rookie of the Year” category so if you are a first-time pumpkin grower, you’ll have a great change to go home a winner!
Cash prizes will be awarded at the weigh-off: 1st Place: $500; 2nd Place: $300; 3rd Place: $200; and Rookie of the Year: $100.
Hicks Nurseries doesn’t leave out the kids – all kids age 15 and under are encouraged to bring their home-grown pumpkins. Every child will receive a blue ribbon and a hayride for their family.
As a member of the audience this year, you will have the opportunity to win free hayrides if you “Guess the Weight” of a few of the giant pumpkins. Guessers who come closest to the actual weight (without going over) will each receive a free hayride for their families.
In addition to the pumpkin contest, everyone will be able to enjoy a number of fall activities, including hayrides, farm animals, roasted corn, the Otto the Ghost story and Otto in person.
Established by the Hicks family in 1853, Hicks Nurseries is Long Island’s largest garden nursery and is located at 100 Jericho Turnpike in Westbury. For more information, visit Hicks Nurseries online, call them at 516-334-0066 or find them on Facebook. The nursery is handicap accessible throughout.