One of the Great Pumpkin Farm’s most popular events, the annual World Pumpkin Weigh-off, takes place this weekend as part of the farm’s 28th annual Fall Festival.
Judging for the World Pumpkin Weigh-off begins at noon Saturday. Winners will be announced and prizes awarded as soon as all the entries have been officially weighed. The owner of the heaviest pumpkin at the World Pumpkin Weigh-off will take home the top prize of $1,000; a new state record will receive $5,000 (with the chance to win $10,000 and earn a world record if their pumpkin weighs over 2,708.8 pounds). Cash prizes will also be awarded for second through sixth places.
Last year’s winner was Scott Andrusz of Williamsville, whose pumpkin weighed in at 2,554 pounds – and he may have another record-breaking pumpkin this year. The Great Pumpkin Farm also saw the first 1,000-pound pumpkin during its 1996 Fall Festival – 1,061 pounds – and it went right into the Guinness Book of World records.
Visit www.greatpumpkinfarm.com/event/world-pumpkin-weigh-off/ for more information on the annual World Pumpkin Weigh-off.
The Great Pumpkin Farm is located at 11199 Main St., Clarence. Complete event information is available at www.greatpumpkinfarm.com.