Farmers clash in annual giant pumpkin weigh off

Posted at 5:26 PM, Sep 26, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-26 19:26:56-04

LEHI, Utah – Members of the Utah Giant Pumpkin Growers Club gathered at Thanksgiving Point Saturday to put their monster pumpkins to the scale.

This year Brent Evans took home the “King Pumpkin” prize with a 1455 pound pumpkin.

The event brought together 50 giant pumpkins ranging from 700 pounds in the kids division to the 1455 pound ‘king’.

This was the 11th official weigh off since the club was established 26 years ago.

Last year’s winner shattered the Utah state record, that King Pumpkin weighed 1817 pounds.

These pumpkins all come from Atlantic Giant Pumpkin seeds and compete after just 100 days of growth.

Growers say they treat it like you would a prize race horse or race-car, you have to grow it fast but too fast and they will split.

The world record is 2323 pounds!

Later in the year the club holds a 13 story giant pumpkin drop and a giant pumpkin elephant feed.

You can find out more about the club and their events on their webpage.