Giant Pumpkin Weighs In At More Than 1,500 Pounds

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (CBS) — It wouldn’t be fall without a pumpkin weigh-off, and a huge pumpkin just shattered a record in the state of Missouri!

The winning pumpkin was revealed at the popular Pumpkin Daze Harvest Festival, near Springfield.

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The pumpkin weighed in at over 1,500 pounds, that’s 300 more than the previous record holder.

“Too big to fit in the back of a truck,” said Pumpkin Daze President Cheri Hamilton. “We put the winning watermelon and the winning pumpkin on the back of a truck and the big pumpkin was too big to fit.”

A large watermelon also took home top prize.

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