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VIDEO: Titans of the garden: Manitoba’s giant pumpkin growers

From seed to spectacular, we follow one giant pumpkin grower aiming for top honours at the Roland Pumpkin Fair

Roland, Manitoba is one of three Western Canadian sites hosting a Great Pumpkin Commonwealth Weigh off since 1995. In early October, growers bring gigantic homegrown pumpkins for judging in hopes of earning cash prizes and bragging rights with a new record-breaking weight pumpkin. It’s no small undertaking, says Art Cameron, Roland grower and chair of the fair. Watch Cameron as he takes his small pumpkin seeds to giant proportions and meet one young grower who’s a serious contender for top honours at the Roland Pumpkin Fair.

To learn more about the Roland Pumpkin Fair, visit its website.

(Video editing by Greg Berg)

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Lorraine Stevenson

Lorraine Stevenson is a reporter and photographer for the Manitoba Co-operator with 25 years experience writing news and features. She was previously a reporter with the Farmers Independent Weekly and has also written for community newspapers in Winnipeg and Manitoba's Interlake.



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