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Two Pumpkins Break California Record @ Half Moon Bay’s World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off 2011

Winning 1,704-pound pumpkin at Half Moon Bay's World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off 2011

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  РHalf 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)!

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Congrats Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Winners – Record-Winner & Most Beautiful Pumpkin

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!

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