Sunday, September 23, 2018

2018 Ridgefield Giant Pumpkin Weigh Off Results!

The results are in for the 2018 Ridgefield Giant Pumpkin Weigh Off!

The giant squash were up first!

In 3rd place, Andy Box's squash weight in at 183 pounds.

Sandercock's squash took 2nd place at 202 pounds.

Joe Jutras set a world record last year with a squash that weighed in at over 2,000 pounds! Today his squash took home first place at 927.5 pounds!

Three impressive long gourds were entered. Ridgefielder, Steve Maydan, took home 3rd place. Joe Jutras earned 2nd place honors and top honors went to Andy Box.

Last up were giant pumpkins!

The Pilley pumpkin came in at 195 pounds and took home 7th place.

Andy Box's pumpkin took 6th place honors at 280 pounds.

Event organizer and Ridgefield grower, Steve Maydan, took home 5th place with his pumpkin that weighted in at 907 pounds.

 This was Tony Scott's first weigh off and he went home with 4th place honors and a half ton pumpkin patch for growing this giant that weighted in at 1,515 pounds.

Sperry's beauty earned 3rd place weighing in at 1,608 pounds. This pumpkin also won the Howard Dill award for being the prettiest pumpkin. 

It was a special day for Eddy Giarrusso whose pumpkin started the day with a ferry ride from Prudence Island, RI. Giarrusso set a personal best and took home 2nd place with this giant who topped the scale at 1.659.5 pounds!

 Last year's winner, Ron Wallace, returned to Ridgefield from RI with another giant. This massive pumpkin took home top honors for Wallace weighing in at 1,806.5 pounds!

Congrats to all of the growers!

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze 2017

As I'm sure you can tell from this blog, this is my favorite time of year. I love everything from the falling leaves, lots of coffee, scarves, and pumpkins....I really love pumpkins. Over the years, I've visited the Historic Hudson Valley Blaze many times. Every year is somehow more magical, and this year will go down as one of my favorites as we got to be part of the jack o'lantern lighting team this past weekend. It was an honor to be a part of the lighting team and I am so grateful for the experience.
As expected, I took a lot of photos, so I will let them show you the story of our evening with the pumpkins.



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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Halloween 2017!

Halloween is my favorite night of the year (and the doll above was one of my favorite decorations...more pics of her below).

I have so many pictures to show you why I love the night and will begin with the our trip up Main Street in my town. Neighbors who go above and beyond (with decorations and costumes and candy) and the Police who put on an amazing Halloween party made the night memorable for thousands of trick or treaters (and their parents).

Every year we visit the most amazing decorated haunted house. No one puts on a better display and this is our 11th year visiting (and every single year has been more awesome). Thank you Halloween Bill for months of work to put this together. This house is a legend in my town and we are so grateful for this spooky treat every year.


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