2020 Blue Ribbon Produce Exhibition

September 19, 5:00 – 7:30pm @ Youth Garden Project

Join us this fall for the Blue Ribbon Produce Exhibition! We’ll be serving up delicious Harvest Pizza to-go while you feast your eyes on this years wackiest, biggest, heaviest, or most beautiful produce grown in Grand and San Juan Counties! The event is FREE and will include live music 🎶

In response to the COVID19 pandemic, YGP will not be hosting a larger scale Harvest Festival as we did in 2019, but we want to celebrate the harvest and joy of local food by making the Blue Ribbon Produce Exhibition piece of it bigger and better! Attendees will be invited to view the exhibition (safely) and harvest pizza to go will be available for sale. Complete a scavenger hunt, peruse the garden photo display, check out the prizewinning produce entries, and contemplate the awesomeness of being able to grow fresh and flavorful fruits and vegetables here in the Moab Valley at this year’s Blue Ribbon Produce Exhibition!

Does your garden have what it takes to win a blue ribbon? Scroll down for entry instructions.

How to Enter!

Produce will be judged by a review panel and PRIZES for First Place Winners, Best in Show, and Peoples’ Choice!

Produce submissions will be accepted on Friday, September 18 between 9:00am-1:00pm. Entries will be judged Friday Afternoon and will be on display for the community during Saturday’s YGP Blue Ribbon Produce Exhibition- September 19 5:00-7:30pm.

Have a Garden Epic that won’t make it until September? Snap a picture and enter it for a photographic display!

Contest Categories

Classic (Most True to Type)

Longest Cucumber or Zucchini


Most Anatomically Correct

Flower Arrangement

Biggest Tumbleweed

Longest Bindweed

Best Heirloom Variety*

Biggest Melon by Weight

Biggest Melon by Circumference

Heaviest Tomato

Rarest Fruit or Veggie grown in Moab

Smallest Fruit or Vegetable at Maturity

*According to ScienceDaily, “an heirloom plant is an open-pollinated cultivar that was commonly grown during earlier periods in human history, but which is not used in modern large-scale agriculture.”

Submit a Photo Entry!

We will also be holding a separate photo contest, the topic of which is “People & Produce.” 

Email your favorite gardening photo from this season (or get out there with your camera/smartphone!) for entry into the photo contest anytime before Wed, September 16th. Photos will be displayed the day of the event. The more the merrier! 

Photo submissions can be sent to emily@youthgardenproject.org. 


 2020 Sponsors

The Blue Ribbon Produce Exhibition would not have been possible without the help of our incredibly generous business community in Moab. Thank you so much to our sponsors! 

Cornucopia Comrades

Blue Flame Heating, Inc.

Harvest Heroes


Utah State University Moab ◊ Moab Regional Hospital ◊ Western Spirit Cycling ◊ Pipe Dream

Garden Growers


General Distributing Company ◊ Central Utah Insurance Agency ◊ Dominion Energy ◊ Moab Rustic Inn ◊ The Sloan Law Firm ◊ Aarchway Inn

Seed Starters

Aarchway Inn ◊ Hyatt Place ◊ Best Western Canyonlands ◊ The Spoke ◊ Zax ◊ Gloria’s Corner Cafe