For the first time in recent memory, this year’s World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off in Half Moon Bay, CA featured all California-grown pumpkins – and the top three winning pumpkins were all from Napa, CA. Check out the winners below, including the Most Beautiful Pumpkin 2013.
What a difference a year makes! Last year’s World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off in Half Moon Bay, CA took place on a beautiful warm, sunny day. Today, it was heavy mist, fog, cold and wet. But that didn’t dampen the spirits of the crowds – they turned out in droves. In fact, this year’s event seemed like the largest one ever!
And it was certainly one of the most exciting – Half Moon Bay weighed in two of their BIGGEST pumpkins and set two NEW California State records (for the winning pumpkin, pictured above, and the runner-up)!
Fall is here and there’s plenty of fun outdoor activities to enjoy – for kids and adults alike! Check out these October/Halloween Events & “Fun Things To Do” in the San Francisco Bay Area… and beyond in our Love to Eat and Travel October Calendar of Events. Be sure to check our Blog, Twitter, Facebook, and Love to Eat and Travel web site each month for updates throughout the year. Enjoy!
Get ready to see some of the biggest pumpkins in California! Last year, Ron Root (of Citrus Heights, CA) took Top Prize. His winning Giant Pumpkin (pictured above) tipped the scales at an impressive 1,535 pounds – that’s a whole lot of pumpkin!
This year’s annual Half Moon Bay World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off takes place on Monday, October 10, 2011 from approximately 7am-11am at the I.D.E.S. Grounds on Main Street in downtown Half Moon Bay.
This year’s pumpkins at Half Moon Bay’s annual Championship Weigh-Off competition were the biggest ever – over 13 pumpkins weighed in at over 1,000 pounds!
The 2010 Half Moon Bay World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off winner is Ron Root of Citrus Heights, California. His winning Giant Pumpkin (pictured top) tipped the scales at an impressive 1,535 pounds (but 123 pounds short of last year’s record-setting 1,658-pounder from Iowa) – tying California’s record of 1,535 pounds.
Half Moon Bay’s annual World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off is coming up next month. It’s a fun event! The pumpkins get bigger every year -and so do the crowds. When we first started coming to the Pumpkin Weigh-Off years ago, it had more of a small-town feeling. Now it’s grown into quite an event, drawing hundreds of people, including the press, and featuring live entertainment.
The Pumpkin Weigh-Off is held every October at the I.D.E.S. Grounds on Main Street in downtown Half Moon Bay, usually the week before the annual world-famous Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival (which takes place prior to Halloween). This year, the World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off will be held on Monday, October 11, 2010(Columbus Day – a federal holiday) from 7am-11am.
Congrats Chris Bertish – 2010 Mavericks Surf Contest Winner!
Mavericks Surf Contest 2010 Winners
1. Chris Bertish (South Africa)
2. Shane Desmond (Santa Cruz)
3. Anthony Tashnick
4. Dave Wassell
5. Carlos Burle
6. Kenny Collins
Half Moon Bay’s World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off shattered a record today with a 1,658-pound winning pumpkin from Des Moines, Iowa. Winning grower Don Young attributed his first place win to “good weather, good seeds and good luck!” Young’s winning pumpkin was over 100 pounds more than Thad Starr’s winning pumpkin last year – and it broke California’s record of 1,535 pounds. Young’s winning prize: $9,948 – not bad for a pumpkin!