Monday, September 29, 2014

The wait is over...the pumpkin and squash weights!

Here are the results from the weigh off. Congratulations to all the growers!

Field Pumpkin:
Jutras and his 139.5 pound field pumpkin.

Adams' 106.5 pound squash.

Andrews' 111 pound squash.

Sandercock's 530 pound squash.

Jutras won the squash category with his 840 pound giant green squash!

Youth division:
Lombardi grew this 917 pound pumpkin in her backyard!

Giant pumpkins:
Maydan's first entry, his 579.5 pound pumpkin.

Richardson's 598 pound pumpkin.

Maydan's 778.5 pound pumpkin.

Spectators were waiting to see the first pumpkin go over 1,000 pounds. Spencer's pumpkin weighed in at 1,004 pounds!

Adams' pumpkin weighed in at 1,445.5 pounds.

Box's giant pumpkin weighed in at 1,503.5 pounds.

Wallace's pumpkin weighed in at 1,507 pounds. Wallace is a 2 time world record holder, and grew the first pumpkin to weigh in at over 2,000 pounds. Seeds that from that giant were used to grow several of the top pumpkins in this year's weigh off (including the 1st and 2nd place giants).

Vincent's pumpkin weighed in at 1,524,5 pounds.

Sperry's pumpkin weighed in at 1,563.5 pounds.

Giarrusso's pumpkin weighed in at 1,621.5 pounds! Amazing! Giarrusso grows his pumpkins on an island, and this pumpkin was brought over by barge to come to the weigh off. 

Last year, Nick Huydic won the giant pumpkin weigh off with a giant who weighed in at 1,290.5 pounds. This year, he brought his giant, named Wally Coyote to the scale, and hit our top mark....1,625.5 pounds. He took 1st place by 4 pounds over Giarrusso.

The long gourd category was a close race, with one inch separating 1st and 2nd place. First place measured 102" and second place measured 101".


  1. These are amazing!!!
    And I kind of think people look like their pumpkins!! LOL!

    1. LOL. When I post pictures of just the pumpkins, it is hard to have perspective on just how big they are. When they have their grower standing next to them, then it is easier to see that they are truly gigantic.

  2. Woah! I can't imagine growing something even remotely that gigantic. So cool.

    1. I feel the same way! I would be thrilled if I grew a 40 pound pumpkin :-)

  3. Wow! How far away do the competitors come from? (Where did the island guy come from??)

    1. Hi Jessie, sorry I didn't reply sooner. Growers came from RI, MA, NY (upstate and LI), and PA (and throughout CT), so some traveled several hours to get to the weigh off. The island grower comes from an island off the coast of RI.