Cloverbud Pumpkin Contest

The annual 4-H Cloverbud Pumpkin Contest was held on Saturday, October 21, at UW Oshkosh Fond du Lac Campus. Cloverbud members, 4-H youth grades kindergarten- second, were able to enter a pumpkin in the contest.  The morning of Teen Leaders and a few volunteers helped weigh, measure, and judge the pumpkins.  While pumpkins were being weighed and measured, the Cloverbuds participated in games and icebreakers to get to know each other. Belonging is an essential element of 4-H, so Cloverbuds began with name games to get to know other members from all over the county.  Entering the contest this year with their pumpkins were (14) Cloverbud members representing (9) 4-H clubs. Trophies and Certificates were awarded for winning categories which included smallest weight, tallest, shortest, most unusual shape, roundest, most colorful, best pumpkin color, scariest, funniest, most unique and largest circumference. Wyatt F had the largest pumpkin in circumference at 66 inches around! Abijah H had the smallest in height at 5 ½ inches tall. Hattie F and her Pineapple Pumpkin won the funniest category. Aubree A created a witch with her bumpy textured pumpkin to win the scariest pumpkin category. To see a full list of the winners please visit the Fond du Lac Count 4-H Facebook or Instagram pages.  This is typically one of the first events of the new 4-H year for Cloverbuds to participate in. If you are interested in 4-H, please contact the office at 920-929-3171 or register through 4-H online at  Registration is open now.

Front row: Cloverbud participants Middle Row: Cloverbud Participants Back Row: Teen Leaders
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