Annual Big Pumpkin Contest moving to Lansing; Growing class March 30

TASC and Main Street Lansing announce that the 2016 Driftless Area Big Pumpkin Contest will take place September 25 of this year in Lansing. After being held at the TASC facility in Waukon for the past several years, the Big Pumpkin Contest will move to Lansing to facilitate a new organizational alliance with Main Street Lansing and to make changes to the overall focus of the event.
“We are excited to work with TASC to bring the event to Lansing and create a new fall harvest festival. We will invite the entire driftless area to celebrate the bounty of our area,” said Craig White, Main Street Lansing Director.
Main Street Lansing guarantees at least a $500 prize for the biggest pumpkin. “We will work from now until the day of the contest to increase that prize money with sponsors from around the area,” said White.
Jeff and Wendy Morris of Lansing, who have participated closely with the contest in the past and have entered winning giant pumpkins, will act as advisors to Main Street Lansing.  Jeff Morris will present a class on growing winning giant pumpkins for anyone interested in participating in the contest. The class will be Wednesday, March 30 at 5:30 p.m. in the Kerndt Brothers Community Center in Lansing. Participants in the class will receive free giant pumpkin seeds.
For more information contact Main Street Lansing at or 563-538-9229.