Apparently a guy from Streator Il broke a record for the largest pumpkin in North America!! Gene McMullen weighed it in this weekend in Cedarburg WI at 2,145 pounds.  Just shy of the world record which sits at 2,323 lbs from a guy in Switzerland.

Who could think about competitive pumpkin growing without thinking about Jim Martin formerly of Faith No More.  In 2003, he placed 4th with a 1064 lb pumpkin.