Welcome to the Indiana Pumpkin Growers!


We’ve officially moved back to www.ipga.us     This will be our website and url going forward.

Please have your friends and new members visit us at www.ipga.us

www.indiana-pumpkin-growers-association.com will still work, however is being forwarded to www.ipga.us


Want to grow Atlantic Giant pumpkins this year??  We are here to help you.

Click on the Membership link above. Donate $20 to join and support the club.

We will mail you plenty of great seeds to get started.  April 15th is the date to start them germinating.

The trick is to keep the plant alive from April 15th through September 15th.

Generally that means keeping the bugs and fungus off the plant.  Email Mikkal Hodge below

about the 2018 spray program.  This is a great way to get started and be successful.


Quick help:  Email Mark Seest (Lafayette) miamihoosier   @  msn dot com

He will get you in touch with an experienced grower in your area or answer easy questions.


Ron Wallace WOW club letter link

Ron Wallace WOW club price link

Hollands club order pricing link  ($500 minimum order)

Parks Garden Center products list link (Order my May 10th and Mikkal will pick up)

Western Labs pumpkin monitoring program (take your pumpkins to the next level)


2018 spray program.  $75 per plant  Contact Mikkal directly via email pumpkinmike775@nullgmail.com

covers 1,000 square feet    We need to have 25 members participate in this to make it work.


September 29th, 2018  Wasson Nursery weigh-off in Fishers Indiana

October 6th, 2018  Fair Oaks Farm weigh-off  (Exit 220 off I-65)


You can always send a $20 check for your dues to:

Paypal accepted at:  payments@nullipga.us

(If you’re feeling generous, add $1 to your purchase to help cover our PayPal costs – 30 cents + 3% per transaction)

Kelly Klinker-IPGA Secretary

5219 North Sampson Road

Woodburn, IN 46797

United States


Fair Oaks 10-07-2017

Official results from Fair Oaks 10-07-2017 click here

Phil Groenewold, from Dyer, IN won with 1,666 pounds



Wasson Nursery 2017: 

Official results from Wasson Nursery in Fishers, IN: click here

Mikkal Hodge 1,266.5 at Wasson Nursery, Fishers Indiana

Mikkal Hodge 1,266.5 at Wasson Nursery, Fishers Indiana

Kelly Klinker’s son Kenny – Voted cutest little pumpkin! Wasson Nursery 2017

2017 Indiana State Fair results 08-12-2017

Official results from Indiana State Fair 2017: click here

How to move and inspect a large pumpkin (video from the 2017 Indiana State Fair)


Link to pumpkin carving at the 2017 Indiana State Fair

Dick Wolfsie interviews Lee Saberson – two parts


Just looking for seeds???  $20 per year to join our club.

We’ll send you great seeds to get you started.

(Example of seeds received with membership)


Great Pumpkin Commonwealth – governing body for giant pumpkins

2017 Insect and disease control program and club bulk orders

Click here:  (We’ll help you keep your plants alive!)

All Time Top Ten Giant Pumpkin list

(maintained by IPGA  09/21/2017 updated)


Indiana record pumpkin – 1739 lbs  Mark Goodman from Marion, IN

Indiana Top-Ten Giant Pumpkins list

Fair Oaks Weigh-off 2016

IPGA links

Miscellaneous pictures from past weigh-offs

All Indiana State fruit records

Comprehensive guide to growing Atlantic Giant Pumpkins

World Record Atlantic Giant pumpkin: 2,624.6 lbs

Origin of Dills Atlantic Giant pumpkins by Steve Connolly

Pumpkin seed genetics and statistics

Big Pumpkins message board: Pests, diseases and other problems

Our old website:  www.ipga.us