DEERFIELD, N.H. (CBS/AP) — Massive pumpkins are on display this weekend in New England, including a record-breaker in New Hampshire.

A New Hampshire man has grown a pumpkin that appears to be the largest in the nation.

An organization that serves as the worldwide governing body for pumpkin-growing contests says Steve Geddes of Boscawen squashed the competition across North America with his prize winner weighing in at 2,528 (1,147 kg) lbs.

The pumpkin weigh-in at the Topsfield Fair. (WBZ-TV)

The Great Pumpkin Commonwealth told the Boston Globe that a pumpkin grown by Geddes is the biggest pumpkin ever grown in North America. The pumpkin this week at the Deerfield Fair earned Geddes a first-place ribbon and $6,000 in prize money.

The Guinness World Records website lists the world’s heaviest pumpkin as weighing 2,624 lbs. (1,190 kg). It was grown by a Belgium man in 2016.

Ron Wallace celebrates his giant pumpkin win at the Topsfield Fair. (WBZ-TV)

In Massachusetts, the Topsfield Fair is celebrating its 200th birthday.

On Friday night, the winner of the fair’s pumpkin contest was crowned. Ron Wallace took home his third title with a pumpkin that weighed 2,114 pounds.

“This pumpkin didn’t happen by one person,” Wallace said. “This is a group of a lot of people networking together to get pumpkins this big. We help each other out.”

The Topsfield Fair runs through October 8.

(© Copyright 2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)


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