I love this time of year! The leaves are just starting to fall, and the neighbors have a big pile of pumpkins on their porch.
None of their pumpkins are this big, though. LOL And Ohio might have us beat, anyway!
Whopper of a Pumpkin Sets State Record
The winning pumpkin at the Elk Grove 12th Annual Harvest Festival weighed 1,280 pounds, a new state record.
The Napa pumpkin (shown below, courtesy of The Sacramento Bee) was just under 9 feet tall at 107 inches. The crowd gave it a standing ovation.
The pumpkin's grower, Gary Miller, didn't reveal any secrets to his pumpkin's enormous size, other than to say it was just "well behaved."
The biggest pumpkin win netted Miller $6,400.
About 120 growers participated in the weigh-off, according to a festival official.
Even with the pumpkin's great size, it's not the biggest recorded this year. Word is, a grower in Ohio has cultivated a 1,500 pound pumpkin.