- Category: Local Business
- Published on Wednesday, 08 August 2012 18:08
- Written by Lyn Dobrin
Champion and novice pumpkin growers are invited to Hicks Nurseries’ 10th annual pumpkin weigh-off on Sunday, October 7 at 11 am. The nursery would like to encourage everyone to bring their home-grown pumpkins no matter what the size and partake in the fun of the day. There will be a new "Rookie of the Year" category so those growing a pumpkin for the first time will have a chance 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.
Children, age 15 and under, are encouraged to bring in their home-grown pumpkins. Each child will receive a blue ribbon and a hayride for their family.
This year, the audience will have the opportunity to win free hayrides in the new "Guess the Weight" competition. Customers will guess the weight of a few of the giant pumpkins and those 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 there will be numerous fall activities underway at the nursery, including hayrides, farm animals, roasted corn, the Otto the Ghost story and Otto in person.
To learn more about Hicks Nurseries events, visit www.hicksnurseries.com.
Hicks Nurseries, Long Island's largest garden nursery (established by the Hicks family in 1853), is located at 100 Jericho Turnpike in Westbury; telephone: 516-334-0066; http://www.facebook.com/
HicksNurseries. The nursery is handicap accessible throughout.