Great Pumpkin/Watermelon Weigh-off Competition


Department "G02"


Superintendent: April Blazich


Entries from all states welcome. All products exhibited in this department must be grown by the individual, family or farm in whose name the exhibit is entered.


Fees are $5 per exhibitor.


NEW LOCATION! Exhibits will be accepted in the Grandstand on the fairgrounds, October 11, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Registration is required prior to dropping off your exhibits. The weigh-off will begin at 4 p.m. in the Grandstand. Fairgrounds Map


Attention Growers: In keeping with the rules of the fair and our other competitions, all entries will be retained for the duration of the fair. Please rest assured that your entries will be staff monitored in a climate controlled facility. Our trained staff will alert you to any deterioration of your entry, and upon request, will safely extract seeds on your behalf.


Please notify April Blazich, at, if you do not intend to pick up your entry by 6 p.m. on October 22, 2018.


Online Entry Deadline: September 15, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.

Paper Entry Deadline: Must be postmarked by 5 p.m. or hand delivered by 4 p.m. on September 15, 2018.


Registration is now closed.

At the end of your online registration, don't forget to click 'SUBMIT'. If not, your entry/entries will not be received.


Registration is now closed.


Entries may be mailed to:

N.C. State Fair Entry Office

1010 Mail Service Center

Raleigh, NC 27699

Entries may be hand delivered to:

N.C. State Fair Entry Office

1025 Blue Ridge Road

Raleigh, NC 27607


Please note that entries mailed to 1025 Blue Ridge Rd. will NOT be delivered to the fairgrounds. This is NOT a deliverable USPS address.


Exhibits will be released on October 22, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Exhibits not picked up by 6 p.m. will be discarded.



Exhibitors who choose not to disclose their full Social Security Number at the time of registration (paper entry forms or online), even if they have submitted an entry in the past, forfeit any and all premium monies they may be entitled to.


For more information, contact the N.C. State Fair Entry Department at (919) 839-4515.