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2008 Weigh-Off Results

2008 Winners of Half Moon Bay
World Championship Pumpkin
Weigh-Off

Top Prize Winner 2008
Thad Star of Oregon
1,528-pound Giant Pumpkin

Thad Starr gave a winning "thumbs-up" after taking Top Prize at the 2008 World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off in Half Moon Bay. His winning Giant Pumpkins weighed in at an impressive 1,528 pounds - four pounds more than his winning pumpkin from 2007



2008 HMB World Championship Pumpkin Winner Breaks Record
Thad Starr of Pleasant Hill, Oregon (pictured above) took Top Prize for the second year in a row — at the 2008 Half Moon Bay World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off.

His Giant Pumpkin tipped the scales at an impressive 1,528 pounds — four pounds more than his winning pumpkin last year... and breaking the 2006 record by over 300 pounds!

The scales registered a 1,528-pound Giant Pumpkin as the winner of the 2008 World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off in Half Moon Bay, CA

"Most Beautiful Pumpkin" 2008
Jerry Porter of Salinas, CA won over the audience with his "Most Beautiful Pumpkin" (pictured below), based on color, shape and size — it was a beauty!

Most Beautiful Pumpkin at the 2008 World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off in Half Moon Bay, California

Most Beautiful Pumpkin at the 2008 World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off in Half Moon Bay, California



Pumpkin Carver Extraordinaire
Lacey Bryant (Pumpkin Carver extraordinaire) poses with Giant Carved Pumpkin at the World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off.

Lacey Bryant (Pumpkin Carver extraordinaire) poses with Giant Carved Pumpkin at the World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off.


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She gets a great view from the top of this Giant Pumpkin at the Half Moon Bay World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off

Giant Winning Pumpkin at Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Weigh-Off

Square Pumpkin at Half Moon Bay Championship Weigh-Off in Half Moon Bay, CA

Beautiful orange giant pumpkin at Half Moon Bay's World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off

 

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Top Four Winning Pumpkins
at Half Moon Bay

1st Place Winner 2008
Thad Starr's winning pumpkin (pictured below) weighed in at a jaw-dropping 1,528 pounds!

Thad Starr (pictured right) with his friend (Jim  Sherwood on left) took Top Prize at the 2008 World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off in Half Moon Bay, California. His Giant Pumpkin weighed in at an impressive 1,528 pounds! Jim's pumpkin took Fourth Place honors.

Thad Starr being interviewed following his win at the 2008 World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off in Half Moon Bay, CA


2nd Place Winner 2008
Runner-up Leonardo Urena of Napa, CA (pictured below) had an impressive showing — his Giant Pumpkin weighed in at 1,404 pounds.

Leonardo Urena of Napa, CA came in second place at the Half Moon Bay World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off - his pumpkin weighed in at 1,404 pounds

Biggest Pumpkin from the State of California
Leonardo also won a Special Prize for the "Biggest Pumpkin from the State of California."


3rd Place Winner 2008
Joel Holland of Puyallup, WA (2006 World Championship winner) placed third in the competition with his 1,262-pound winning pumpkin (pictured below in his truck).

Joel Holland's 3rd Place Winning Giant Pumpkin at the 2008 World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off in Half Moon Bay, California


4th Place Winner 2008
Jim Sherwood of Mulino, Oregon placed fourth in the competition — close behind the third-place winner, with his 1,260-pound winning pumpkin.


2008 World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off Winners

San Mateo County Winners
Top Prize

John Muller, known locally as
"Farmer John" (pictured below on his tractor) from Farmer John's Pumpkin Farm in Half Moon Bay, took top place in the San Mateo County Division with his huge 900-pound pumpkin.

John Muller "Farmer John" took top prize in the San Mateo County Division of the World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off with his huge 900-pound pumpkin

2nd Prize
Eda Muller, Half Moon Bay
834-pound pumpkin

3rd Prize
Lorraine Valladao,
Half Moon Bay
523-pound pumpkin


John Muller from Farmer John's Pumpkin Farm in Half Moon Bay shows off his beautiful Square Pumpkin at the 2008 World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off in Half Moon Bay, California

Beautiful Square Pumpkin
Farmer John showed off his unique, giant "Square" Pumpkin — these beautiful creations get bigger every year!


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