By Mike LaCrosse

TOPSFIELD (CBS) – The Topsfield Fair has a new record for heaviest pumpkin at the New England Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off.

Alex Noel, of Connecticut, who won for the heaviest pumpkin at the Topsfield Fair on Friday. (WBZ-TV)

Alex Noel, of Connecticut, took home the prize with his giant pumpkin weighing in at 2,294 pounds.

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“I’ll sleep better tonight than I have in 18 years,” Noel said.

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Alex Noel’s pumpkin, which set the record for the heaviest pumpkin at the Topsfield Fair on Friday. (WBZ-TV)

The title comes with a more-than-$8,000 prize. The giant pumpkin will be on display for the remainder of the fair. Noel saio he plans to sell it after that.

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This is the 35th annual weigh-off at the fair. The fair runs through Oct. 14.

Mike LaCrosse