Our mission is to introduce and provide a means of sharing information and friendship within the art, sport, and challenge of growing giant pumpkins, and vegetables across the Rocky Mountain region. "For what we grow today, we shall grow BIGGER tomorrow."




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ColoradoPumpkins.com was started in 2006 after a hail storm destroyed The Wiz's prize pumpkin plant. The WiZ wanted to inspire other growers and share secrets with them and thus, ColoradoPumpkins.com was born. The club rapidly grew and In 2016 The WiZ handed off the club to a group of dedicated growers much like himself. This group has formed a Board that now leads the Rocky Mountain Giant Vegetable Growers. The collaboration between the Board has carried on the tradition of growing the club and new members join year round. The board consist of 10 members, see below.


Chad New

Vice President

Andrew Pilger


Calvin Wohlert


Theresa Rodriques

Under Secretary

Leif Ritter

Membership Coordinator

Betsy Opplet

Board members:  

Joe Scherber

Gary Shenfish

Marc Sawtell

Lance Hoffa


Through the Rocky Mountain Giant Vegetable Growers Club, there are yearly weigh-offs and prizes for the heaviest, prettiest, ugliest pumpkins (and more!) See the home page for the location and dates. 

Jared's Nursery and Garden Center, Nicks Garden Center, Fort Collins Nursery and Old Colorado City hosts the official GPC weigh-offs each year where hundreds of families show up to see the giants. Other categories include: tomatoes, sunflowers, long gourds, green squash and more! There is always plenty to do and see for kids and Big kids at the weigh-offs, see you there!


Questions: Contact Chad New at wazio88 (at) yahoo.com or visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/RMGVG/