Gargantuan 2,027-pound Pumpkin

A New York state man’s pumpkin tipped the scales at more than 2,000 pounds, earning him $3,500 in prizes. Karl Haist was declared the winner this past weekend at the World Pumpkin Weigh-Off at The Great Pumpkin Farm in Clarence after his massive gourd weighed in at a staggering 2,027 pounds. The pumpkin beat the previous state record, a 1,971.5-pound pumpkin weighed during last year’s event.

A St. Thomas man is the winner and still champion of the pumpkin competition at the Norfolk County Fair and Horse Show.

John Butler took home a $2,000 first prize for growing the largest pumpkin weighing in at a whopping 1,609 pounds, which is 148 pounds heavier than last year.

Gary Burke of LaSalette, won $500 for the largest pumpkin grown in and by a resident of Norfolk County.

His pumpkin weighed in at 1502 lbs.

Simcoe’s 178th Norfolk County Fair begins today until Thanksgiving Monday with over 15,000 entries in our competitions including  Art, Livestock, Poultry, Garden Products with Giant Pumpkins, Homecraft and Photography bringing Norfolk County to

Posted in All Stories, Ed McMahon

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