It was this past Monday the "45th World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off" in Half Moon Bay, California located just south of San Francisco. Winning the competition this time around for the fourth time was, Steve Daletas from Pleasant Hill, Oregon. Once the scale came to rest Steve's gigantic gourd tipped the scale at 2,170 pounds, making it the second-heaviest pumpkin ever weighed at the 40-year-old California event.

The pumpkin still has along way to go to beat the U.S.A. record holder, a pumpkin weighing more than 2,500 pounds that was grown in New Hampshire. According to Guinness World Records, the world's largest pumpkin was grown in Belgium in 2016 and weighed 2,624 pounds.
By the way, Mr. Daletas's pumpkin at $7 per pound won him $15,190. The humongous gourd will be on display this weekend at Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival.

Take a look at Steve's pumpkin and all the other big ones at the "45th World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off."

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