What to look for

  • Heavy for size with hard rind
  • True to type (size, shape, and color)
  • Clean

What you don’t want

  • Light weight for size
  • No stem
  • Not typical for variety
  • Damaged/scarred

How to prepare the pumpkin

  • Leave 2 inches of stem
  • Clean with a soft cloth

Suggested exhibit quantity

  • State Fair: 1 specimen, miniature: 3 specimens
  • County Fair: check your fair book
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