Anchorage Inn

Coupeville WA

Phase 2 – Pumpkin Contest!

Update – We have a winner!

Pumpy weighed in at 108 pounds! The closest guess was 100 pounds and was submitted to Dave through a response to his INNformer newsletter! Congratulations to the winners of the FREE night’s stay at the Inn!

Thank you to all those who participated!!


Robin was the lucky winner of our “Name the Giant Pumpkin” contest, with the name “Pumpkinstilskin.”  Farmer Dave decided to nickname him “Pumpy!”

Now we are ready to

Guess Pumpy’s weight at the Harvest Carnival

weigh-in on October 8!

These great photos of Dave with his giant pumpkin were taken on September 17, with Pumpy measuring 68″ around. Pumpy is quite small for his age because he has not had much sunshine. He did, however, survive the “bird attack” — you can see on top where the bird ate a hole in his side. But Farmer Dave’s careful nursing helped him pull through and keep on growing!

Not much longer until the contest on Oct 8th at the Coupeville Farmers Market.

We are opening up to the public the chance to to guess what Pumpy’s weight will be at weigh-in on October 8.  The person who guesses the closest wil get a FREE night’s stay at the Anchorage Inn B&B, so put on your thinking cap and send in your best guess!

Your choice of any room (excluding the Crow’s Nest Suite, Discovery and Calista Cottage) at the Anchorage Inn, depending upon availability. Reservation should be made for a visit anytime between Oct 1st, 2011 and May 30th 2012.

Sue for Farmer Dave and everyone at Anchorage Inn


September 20, 2011 - Posted by | Dave's Giant Pumpkin, Life at the Inn


  1. My pumpkin weight guess is 88 lbs!

    Comment by Barbara Waters | September 24, 2011 | Reply

  2. Excellent site. Great post. Well done.

    Comment by Carl Carlisle | October 1, 2011 | Reply

  3. Thanks, Barbara! We’ve got you on our list. Not much longer now until Pumpy’s weigh-in!! (Sue)

    Comment by Anchorage Inn | October 1, 2011 | Reply

  4. 117 lbs.

    Comment by Tonia | October 4, 2011 | Reply

  5. I’d like to guess 57 lbs.
    Valerie Moore
    Kailua, Hawaii

    Comment by Valerie Moore | October 4, 2011 | Reply

  6. My guess is 127 pounds. Good luck in the contest!

    Comment by Anonymous | October 4, 2011 | Reply

  7. Thanks Tonia, Valerie and “Anonymous” — we’ve got your votes!! (Sue)

    Comment by Anchorage Inn | October 6, 2011 | Reply

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