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Half Moon Bay World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off
Top Prize Winner 2007
Thad Starr or Oregon
1,524-pound Giant Pumpkin
2007 HMB World Championship Pumpkin Winner Breaks
Thad Starr of Pleasant Hill, Oregon (pictured above)
took Top Prize at the 2007 Half Moon Bay World Championship Pumpkin
Weigh-Off. His winning pumpkin tipped the scales at an impressive
1,524 pounds — breaking the 2006 record by over 300 pounds!
10+ Halloween Costumes for Adults, Kids & Pets
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Free Coffee & Bagels
Note: During the 2007 Pumpkin Weigh-Off, Starbucks provided free coffee and Safeway
offered free bagels and juice to all visitors.
California Record 2007
A 1,535-pound record
for a pumpkin was set this weekend in Elk Grove (Sacramento County)
by Pete Glasier of
World Record 2007
The World Record Pumpkin — a 1,680-pound squash — was
grown this year by Joe Jutras of Rhode Island.
Top 3 Half Moon Bay
Place Winner 2007
Runner-up Joel Holland of Puyallup, WA (2006 World Championship
winner) also had an impressive showing — his
pumpkin (above right) weighed in at 1,384 pounds, beating his previous
record by over 100 pounds.
3rd Place Winner 2007
Jim Sherwood of Mulino, Oregon
placed third in the competition with his 1,348-pound winning
pumpkin (Jim and pumpkin
pictured left above).
Half Moon Bay Coastside Pumpkin Winner 2007
Local farmer John Muller (below)
set a record for Coastside-grown pumpkins with an 814-pound
Gourd. The Top Local Pumpkin was a 1,292-pound gourd grown
by Leonardo Urena of Napa.
Farmer John shows off his
Most Beautiful Pumpkin 2007
Eric Carlson of Portola Valley won
for "The Most Beautiful" pumpkin.
Beautiful " Square" Pumpkin
John Muller's unique "Square" Pumpkin (photo below) — from Farmer
John's Pumpkin Farm in Half Moon Bay — tied with Mike
Royal Oaks, California for the
"Most Beautiful Pumpkin" in 2005.
John's unique Giant Pumpkin Dice (pictured below) were
a Big Hit at the 2006 Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Weigh-Off.
Championship Pumpkin Weigh-off
- 2008 Winners
- 2007 Winners
- Past Winners
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Giant Pumpkin Pictures
Bay's Art & Pumpkin Festival
John's Pumpkin Farm
and Pumpkin Photos
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