Piet Lotz from Riversdale was crowned the 2018 champion at the 8th annual Giant Pumpkin Festival with his pumpkin weighing in at an astounding 532,4kg. Although still far from the 1190.49kg world record set by Mathias Willemijns (Belgium) in October 2016, hopes of smashing the South African record at the Heidelberg Giant Pumpkin Festival is high with the number of competition entries increasing every year.
Shoprite and Checkers have been a proud sponsor of the competition for the past eight years and continue to support local communities in order to help them grow and develop. In keeping with Heidelberg's strong community spirit, all proceeds from the festival will be ploughed back into the town.
The Heidelberg Pumpkin Festival is a one-of-a-kind event for the entire family. This year's activities include a MTB race, trail run, golf competition, bowling competition, 4X4 challenge, potjiekos competition and live music.
For more information, visit www.pumpkinfestival.co.za
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