S.F. Bay Area
Half Moon Bay Attractions
2008 Weigh-Off Results
Winners of Half Moon Bay
Top Prize Winner 2008
Thad Star of Oregon
1,528-pound Giant Pumpkin
2008 HMB World Championship Pumpkin Winner Breaks
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
at an impressive
1,528 pounds — four pounds more than his winning pumpkin
last year... and breaking the 2006 record by over 300 pounds!
"Most Beautiful Pumpkin" 2008
Jerry Porter of Salinas,
CA won over the audience with his "Most
Beautiful Pumpkin" (pictured
below), based on color,
size — it was a beauty!
Pumpkin Carver Extraordinaire
Lacey Bryant (Pumpkin Carver extraordinaire) poses with
Giant Carved Pumpkin at the World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off.
10+ Halloween Costumes for Adults, Kids & Pets
Click to Buy Great Halloween Costumes and Party Supplies
Four Winning Pumpkins
at Half Moon Bay
1st Place Winner 2008
Thad Starr's winning pumpkin (pictured below) weighed in at a jaw-dropping
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.
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).
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.
San Mateo County Winners
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.
Eda Muller, Half Moon Bay
Half Moon Bay
Beautiful Square Pumpkin
Farmer John showed off his unique,
giant "Square" Pumpkin — these beautiful creations
get bigger every year!
Championship Pumpkin Weigh-off
- 2008 Winners
- 2007 Winners
- Past Winners
More Info on Pumpkin Weigh-Off
Click here to see more fun
Giant Pumpkin Pictures
Bay's Art & Pumpkin Festival
John's Pumpkin Farm
and Pumpkin Photos
Back to main Attractions
page to select another fun attraction
in Half Moon Bay