Posted on March 31, 2017
Everyone is invited to participate in this newly expanded competition which not only includes giant pumpkins but additional categories for large, unique and decorated vegetables. Registration begins at 10am; judging begins promptly at 11am.*
Everyone who has grown a pumpkin, no matter what its size – is encouraged to bring it to the competition and show off their growing skills. Prizes will be awarded for the 3 heaviest pumpkins.
Giant Vegetable or Flower
Have you grown a giant squash, sunflower head, cucumber or other vegetable? Enter your largest garden grown plants for bragging rights and a chance to win!
Best Decorated Vegetable
We encourage you to use your imagination to its fullest! Decorate one vegetable or a group of vegetables. Impress the judges with your creativity.
Create a bouquet of your favorite flowers and greenery from your very own garden. (Please display in vase)
Beginner Gardener Category
Children are encouraged to bring their favorite vegetables or flowers that they grew at home. All children will be awarded a certificate of participation.
*Registration for all categories begins at 10 am. Judging begins at 11 am sharp. Entries brought to the competition after 11am will be exhibited but may not judged or eligible for prizes.
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“Thank you for carrying such a large selection of organic herbs. I got behind in some of my seeds and really focus on an all organic garden. I was pleasantly surprised today by how big the selection was in all herbs. Got all the herbs I wanted.” –Sophie L
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“You get everything right, knowledgeable & friendly staff, great quality plants, the gorgeous flower show, Otto and Santa.” –Pat B.
“I shop at Hicks and bring the flats back to our home in CT. I will always be a Long Island Girl.” –Lisa D.
“Hicks has always been a leader in the Green Industry; even during trying times. I hope the people appreciate just how wonderful Hicks Nursery truly is!” Erik F.
“Beautiful! We’ve been twice and will visit again. The show is always a LI spring highlight – great work! BTW, love the new landscape design center more visible and accessible – had a great consultation!” – Jacqueline S.
“I so enjoy going to Hicks. It is a beautiful place and I feel refreshed when I leave there. Hicks offers so much more besides flowers. I usually meet old friends there every time I go.” –Anne D.
“You have a great selection of plants, some of which I have never seen!! The blue orchids are out of this world!!” – Rae K.