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Tree Doctor

Mulino, Oregon

There are only 5 people from the Country of Canada registered to come to the Big Show. What's going on?

2/21/2019 12:48:17 PM

jlindley

NE Arkansas

Needs to be in a more central location so the southern growers don't have to travel cross country EVERY year. Plus the weather is a lot better in March. Its been everywhere else NE, NW, UK, NCentral... Why not a central location like Nashville, Memphis, or St. Louis?

2/21/2019 1:22:13 PM

iceman

Eddyz@efirehose.net

I don't know about the other Canucks, But after I seen you (jim) registered I was kinda thinking of not going either
DAMMMM OUTSIDE VOICE

I would love to see it in Nashville or anywhere else in the south

2/21/2019 2:37:38 PM

Jane & Phil

Ontario, Canada

Jane & I have a hotel room booked. We will be driving & will register when we get there. We figure if there is a bad winter storm & we have to cancel out, then we won't have to worry about getting a refund. Hopefully we'll see you all there.

2/21/2019 3:03:37 PM

Tree Doctor

Mulino, Oregon

Not sure how moving it south will attract more Canadians, however I do know as long as Eddy is the National spokesperson they'll never show up! Oops, damn outside voice. lol

2/21/2019 3:04:29 PM

Pcaspers

Peosta, Iowa

I drove 15 hrs to wilkes barre in 2015, seemed like a long drive. But after that I dont care where it is. Going to try like hell to be there! Green bay will be my 4th!

2/21/2019 3:18:52 PM

woods

Topsfield,ma.

Hopefully not many are planning on showing up and registering at the door. That can throw the head count for lunch and dinner way off. These things take a lot of advance planning and we don't want anyone going away hungry. Thanks for your consideration. Woody

2/21/2019 3:33:06 PM

WiZZy

President - GPC

I will know next week what the time frame is on head count for lunch and dinner. If you are a maybe, please be considerate to let us know so we can consider the numbers, like Woods said so everyone is taken care of. If 20 show up at last minute, would be a problem.
Thanks
Wizzy

2/21/2019 3:38:39 PM

iceman

Eddyz@efirehose.net

And just like that, The GPC steps in and highjacks a nice post Can't believe the nerve of some people.

Jim is that all you got!!!! pretty lame bud and that was my outside voice

Really though get your numbers in so they can get a head count really does help

2/21/2019 4:53:49 PM

Tree Doctor

Mulino, Oregon

Speaking from experience, walk-ins are welcome. It will take some scrambling if there are a lot, but it will make the event that much better. Maybe we can get a couple blocks of cheese or tacos from Taco Bell. It'll all come together! Can't wait!!!!

2/21/2019 5:00:58 PM

DanF

Mi.

Pete I'm hoping they have pumpkin poker I need to win me some seeds

2/21/2019 10:52:59 PM

Jane & Phil

Ontario, Canada

Then I guess this is my warning that we will be signing up on the Friday then.
We've only missed 3 conventions (Penn-W-B, UK & Portland) since the late 1990s, when we were in Guelph. We'll be there unless there is a huge storm.

2/22/2019 6:40:38 AM

WiZZy

President - GPC

Looking forward to seeing you Phil and Jane!

2/22/2019 11:30:42 AM

WiZZy

President - GPC

And YES we are doing PUMPKIN POKER.....

2/22/2019 11:59:53 AM

jlindley

NE Arkansas

Hey Jim, title said GPC big show, since you obviously don't care what the southern growers think I see this is useless to even try and get a event in the south. Just like getting another warm weather fruit fell on deaf ears. Pointless to email cause I'll get another bs response just like what Wissy sent to tell me if we see more lopes at weigh offs it'll be considered. I go to 5-7 weigh offs a year and NEVER have seen a marrow. But hey the UK got a big show and marrow now... Hmm...

2/22/2019 3:38:59 PM

John H

Dundee Michigan

Looking forward to the Big Show in Green Bay, looks to be well attended. Can't wait to see old friends and make new ones. I too would welcome it in Nashville, always fun and fair to see it in a new area. But, as I remember when it was in Orlando there was less than 50 of us. I think we all still had a great time, and the board worked very hard to put on a good show.

2/22/2019 10:18:47 PM

Udo Karkos ( GGVG Team 1)

Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

If I could go there by car, I would be there.

2/24/2019 10:46:00 AM

John Cabot Trail

Nova Scotia

Likely, the very low loonie and costs of flights makes attendance for many Canadian's out of reach. It is a great event but can be quite expensive for the average grower to attend.

2/25/2019 7:35:15 PM

Reed's Birds and Bees

Savage, MN

About pumpkin poker. Can anyone play or do you have to be 18? I am 17 right now and am going to the big show. I would love to participate but if not thats fine. Also what time does it start?

2/28/2019 6:47:28 PM

Pcaspers

Peosta, Iowa

You will be fine Reed, with right luck you can get your hands on some good seeds! I won a 2009 Wallace a few years ago

2/28/2019 10:03:37 PM

Reed's Birds and Bees

Savage, MN

Perfect thanks Pete. Can't wait! only a couple weeks and counting.

2/28/2019 10:31:31 PM

Tree Doctor

Mulino, Oregon

Reed, make sure you bring some cash because the games do cost to get into.

3/1/2019 10:26:01 AM

WiZZy

President - GPC

We got some great seeds going into Pumpkin Poker.....

3/1/2019 10:39:44 AM

Big City Grower (Team Green Gro)

JACKSON, WISCONSIN. ; )

Block of cheese and Taco Bell..,wtf.... for the price of it all I better not see cold cuts and cheese platters..

3/7/2019 7:54:21 AM

JayB

Plattsburgh, NY

Is it advisable to bring seeds to this event for trade?

3/10/2019 8:29:59 PM

woods

Topsfield,ma.

There are always a lot of seeds being traded and given out.

3/10/2019 9:49:04 PM

CountyKid (PECPG)

Picton,ON (j.vincent@xplornet.ca)

I was hoping to attend this year but its about a 14 hr drive for me and I'm limited on the time I can take off this year. I looked into flights but $1000 Cdn return, not doing it, Oh well, maybe next year!

3/11/2019 4:28:39 PM

WiZZy

President - GPC

Will miss you John

3/12/2019 11:16:11 AM

WiZZy

President - GPC

There may be a room or two opened up due to a few growers that last minute could not come. You would have to call the Lodge Kohler to inquire. Boots now on the ground, light rain, but no snow or wind. Getting ready for setup.....Going to be epic.

3/13/2019 8:32:09 AM

The Pumpkinguru

Cornelius, Oregon

If someone pays my way there, I'll be from wherever you want me to be, Canada, Antarctica, Mars (but not Venus), Sherwood's Basement, really wanted to get to this one, but life got in the way. Knock it out of the park guys and already saving for Vegas.

3/13/2019 2:34:22 PM

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