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)