2nd Largest Pumpkin in the World Wins at NC State Fair

The record-setting pumpkin at this year’s North Carolina State Fair can make a lot of pies. A news release from the fair on Thursday says Chris Rodebaugh of Lewisburg, West Virginia, set a record with a 1,965.5-pound (891 kg) pumpkin. That’s short of the world record of 2,703 pounds (1,226 kg) set by Stefano Cutrupi of Italy. The news release said the top three winners in the pumpkin competition get between $1.50 and $3 per pound.

Author: Mike Jackson