Dale Marshall poses with his 2021 Alaska State Fair winning pumpkin weighing in at 1603.5lbs

Congratulations once again to Dale Marshal!

Dale Marshall poses with his 2021 Alaska State Fair winning pumpkin weighing in at 1603.5lbs

Dale Marshall poses with his 2021 Alaska State Fair winning pumpkin weighing in at 1603.5lbs.

Dale Marshall never ceases to amaze Alaska State Fair visitors with his growing expertise and pumpkin patience. This year’s winning pumpkin, another Marshall monolith, weighed in at 1,603.5 pounds! It joins the ranks of other noteworthy pumpkins like his recording setter from 2019 that weighed in at over 2,000 pounds. As the single competitive pumpkin at the fair this year, Marshall walked away with a guaranteed win, but it was a behemoth nonetheless. Just imagine the number of pies you could make from such a colossal pumpkin. Incredible!

Southside Garden Supply is beyond excited and pleased to once again be a sponsor of Dale Marshall, helping in achieve true pumpkin supremacy.

From all of us at the two Southside Garden locations in Anchorage and Wasilla, we wish an enormous congratulations to Dale Marshal for his 2021 victory.

Alaska State Fair pumpkin sponsored by Southside Garden Supply

Congratulations Dale Marshal!

Southside Garden Supply is a proud Sponsor of Dale Marshal, 2nd Place pumpkin grower at the 201 Alaska State FairWe’re pleased to announce Dale Marshal has been awarded 2nd Place at this year’s Alaska State Fair for his alarmingly massive pumpkin. Way to go Dale!

Weighing in at 1172 pounds, it had to be maneuvered with a crane and hauled into display with a support crew. When your pumpkin requires a support crew you know you’re doing something right! As Dale’s product sponsor, Southside Garden Supply is proud to help usher in a new era of growing and gardening in Alaska through the use of organic fertilizers, hydroponic supplies, soils, lighting and other equipment all available at our two Super Stores in Anchorage and Wasilla.

So what exactly did Dale do and use to produce such an enormous pumpkin?

Dale Marshal and his Alaska State Fair 2nd Place Pumpkin sponsored by Southside Garden Supply of Anchorage and Wasilla, AlaskaWho are we to say? [wink] Perhaps he gave it an encouraging speech each morning. Maybe he sang to it or tucked it in every night. Maybe he used jug after jug of our free compost tea. The point is, it’s a secret only Dale should share!

What we CAN tell you is that we’re more than happy to assist anyone who comes into the store with advice and products that will help them grow big crops.

Congratulations Dale; we’re proud to be a part of your growing success. We expect BIG things from you next year!