• Giant pumpkin squashes competition at local festival

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    Canadian pumpkin grower Scott Carley won this year’s Skagit Valley Giant Pumpkin Festival with a 1,421.5 pound pumpkin – a whole 120.5 pounds ahead of the second place winner.

    But he’s not even close to the world record – a 2323.7 pound pumpkin, grown by Swiss gardener Beni Meier.

    Here are the full results for today’s event:

    Scott Carley of Langley, B.C., won first place and a $1,000 prize with a 1,421.5 pound pumpkin.

    Cindy Tobeck of Olympia, WA, won second place and a $500 prize with a 1,301 pound pumpkin.

     Joel Holland of Sumner, WA, won third place and a $300 prize with a 1,254.5 pound pumpkin.

     Dick Kilburn of Anacortes, WA, won fourth place and a $150 prize with a 1,071.5 pound pumpkin.

    Lee Roof of Coupeville, WA, won fifth place and a $75 prize with a 980.5 pound pumpkin.

    Robert Jerue of Lake Stevens, WA, won sixth place and a $50 prize with a 979 pound pumpkin.

    Matt Radach of Camano Island, WA, won seventh place and a $50 prize with a 899.5 pound pumpkin.

    Geoff Gould of Skagit Valley, WA, won eighth place and a $25 prize with a 791.5 pound pumpkin.

     Brian Halbert of Auburn, WA, won ninth place and a $25 prize with a 779.5 pound pumpkin.

    Maurizio Camparmo of Langley, BC, won tenth place and a $25 prize with a 667.5 pound pumpkin. 

    The Howard Dill award for the "Prettiest Pumpkin" went to Glen Snodgrass of Lynden, WA. In addition to giant pumpkins, giant squash, sunflowers, morrow, field pumpkins and tomatoes were displayed. Learn more about this competition at the Pacific Northwest Giant Pumpkin Grower's site.

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