Some of the pumpkins were big -- very big, at nearly 1,600 pounds.
And others were baked -- and very tasty, as they filled fresh pies.
In conjunction with Sunday's annual "weigh-in" staged at Penfield Beach by the Connecticut Giant Squash & Pumpkin Growers Association, the first pumpkin-pie baking contest was sponsored at the beach by the Fairfield Beach Road Association.
First prize was awarded to Donna Alatakis, of Fairfield; second prize went to Chuck and Mara Abercrombie; and third place was presented to Sis Palmer, of Fairfield.
Criteria used to judge the pies were taste, crust, overall appearance and originality.