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The Great Australian Pumpkin Roll

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17,000 Record Attendance in 2018
Thursday, May 31, 2018

Thank you to all who attended the GPF 2018!!

Goomeri Pumpkin Festival

The Goomeri Pumpkin Festival's

 


Proudly Sponsored by SUNPORK

Proudly Supported by RURAL BUSINESS ASSIST (Junior First Prize)

 

Experience the crazy thrill of rolling a pumpkin down a hill, across the road and up the gully on the other side.  See how good you are! Enter the Great Australian Pumpkin Roll™ and have the chance to become the Champion or even win the Lucky Spot!

 

COMPETITION INFORMATION

Registrations: Pumpkin Central, BGA Carpark (opens 8am, closes 1pm)

Entry Fee: $10 - Adult + BYO Pumpkin | $2 - Child + BYO Pumpkin

Requirements: 1x Pumpkin per person (table pumpkins - butternut pumpkins not recommended)

Location: Policeman's Hill (Hodge Street)

Marshalling Time: 1:30pm at the top of Policeman's Hill

Event Time: 1:45pm (Sponsors/Invitation Challenge), 2:00pm (Main Event)

Categories:

  • Open
  • Junior

Prizes: (All prizes presented at 3.30pm on the Main Stage)

  • LUCKY SPOT: $1000* (*If more than one (1) roller lands on the spot, money is shared equally)
  • Open First Prize: TBC
  • Open Second Prize: TBC
  • Junior First Prize: TBC
  • Junior Second Prize: TBC

Rules:

(Table pumpkins only - Butternut pumpkins are not recommended for bowling)

  1. Registrations open at 8.00am and close at 1.00pm and located at Pumpkin Central in the BGA Parking Lot
  2. Registration fees are:  Adults $10  Junior $2
  3. Pumpkin must accompany competitor at time of registration
  4. Pumpkins can ber purchased on the day or you can bring your own
  5. Pumpkins must me at least 12cm in diameter
  6. Each pumpkin will bear the identification of the festival organising committee
  7. A competitor will be disqualified if:  A) The pumpkin leaves the marked track  B) The competitor crosses the start line or part thereof  C) After the start, the pumpkin is touched by anyone
  8. Pumpkins can be pushed, rolled or bowled using an underarm action. No throwing or overarm bowling is allowed
  9. Competitors/Spectators cannot enter the designated pumpkin track at any time during or following the roll results are recorded
  10. Competitors must assemble at the start line at 1.30pm for marshalling (top of Hodge Street/Policeman's Hill)
  11. Any competitor not present when his/her name/number is called for marshalling will be disqualified
  12. The competition will run in two (2) divisions:  Adult (over 12yrs)  Junior (12yrs and younger)  If there is any doubt, proff of age will be required for Junior
  13. If a pumpkin is deemed to be too big for safety in the roll, the pumpkin will not be registered (e.g. well over-sized table pumpkin)
  14. The judges decisions are final

 

THE GREAT AUSTRALIAN PUMPKIN ROLL CHAMPIONS SINCE 1997

YEAR ADULT ROLL JUNIOR ROLL TOTAL ROLLERS
1997

Justin Cross, Goomeri

Brenda Harth, Toowoomba

71
1998

Tom Holding, Goomeri

Rachel Harth, Goomeri

89
1999

Ray Carey, Gold Coast

Kate Fisher, Kingscliffe

92
2000

Wayne Stickley, Kallangur

Sam Hatton, Maryborough

99
2001

Stuart Mitchell, Brisbane

Shaun Finney, Manumbar

144
2002

M Salisbury, Nanango

Nicholas Dimmick, Gayndah

138
2003

Shane Johnstone, Brisbane

Vanessa Giles, Goomeri

233
2004

Mulga Bill, Brisbane

Ben Campbell, Goomeri

326
2005

Barbara Hughes, Maryborough

Joshua Jusuf, Tarragindi

317
2006

Brendan Wessling, Beaudessert

Denver Bennett, Landsborough

301
2007

Chris McKenzie, Coolum Beach

Rebecca Jusuf, Tarragindi

377
2008

Lily Lewis, Pomona

Ryan Stower, Murgon

477
2009

Ron Turner, Burpengary

Jordan Cornilsen, Coolum

615
2010

Rebecca Millman, Gympie

MicKala Hamilton, Cooroy

680
2011

Allan Young, Brisbane

Lachlan Dean, Buderim

658
2012

Kelly Larter, Brisbane

Rachel Wallace, Murgon

650
2013

Dave Eiser, N/A

Meg Mason, Toowoomba

600
2014

James Adamson, Gympie

Oliver Westbury, Gundiah

550
2015

Steven Larter, Upper Kedron

Cory McGreggor, Kallangur

N/A
2016

Scott Cossens, Mango Hill

Clover Youngman, Sandgate

534
2017

Jayden Haubtberger, Bowral

Allen Soutter, Margate

Liam Kadel, Gladstone

N/A
2018

 


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