Bay Area — California
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Pumpkin Contest Winners World
Weigh-Off Winners 2012
1,775-pound Giant Pumpkin for 2012 — a new California record!
2012 Half Moon Bay (HMB) World Championship Pumpkin Winner Thad Starr of Pleasant Hill, OR (pictured above with his family) took Top Prize at 2012's
annual Half Moon Bay Championship Weigh-Off. HisGiant Pumpkin tipped the
scales at an impressive 1,775 pounds — setting a NEW California
record. He won over $10,000 in prize money... and he celebrated by taking his family to Disneyland!
Steve Daletas of Pleasant Hill, OR came in 2nd place with his pumpkin weighing 1,521 pounds and John Hawkley of Napa, CA was 3rd with a 1,480 pound pumpkin.
Eric Carlson of Portola Valley won the "Most Beautiful Pumpkin" category, weighing in at 380 pounds. Farmer John Muller of Half Moon Bay won the local Coastside division with a 480-pound pumpkin.
See the chart below for a complete list of winners and a photo of the Prettiest Pumpkin winner.