As locals carved Jack-O-Lanterns and made pumpkin pie, we look back at some “great” pumpkins!
Back in 2012 the CT Giant Squash and Pumpkin Grower’s Association held their weigh-off at Penfield Beach. That day, according to the Fairfield Citizen, the winning pumpkin tipped the scales at 1,579 pounds. The man that grew the winning gourd also set a new world record that same summer for the heaviest pumpkin ever grown, weighing in at 2,009 pounds. The pumpkin, grown by Ron Wallace of Rhode Island, broke the previous world record of 1,843 pounds.