**CONTEST CLOSED. THE GREAT PUMPKIN WEIGHED 1220.5 POUNDS. CONGRATS TO WINNERS CATHERINE T. (1,200 LBS), PRICILLA B. (1.252 LBS) AND MARILYN B. (1,200)**
It’s that time of year again: pumpkins!
Actually, growing giant pumpkins is a year-round pastime for my husband Jamie and he will be participating in the weigh-off and fall festival at Jared’s Nursery, Gift & Garden in Littleton on Saturday Sept 28, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Kids will love the giant pumpkins and other giant and/or mutant vegetables, in addition to Jared’s Galleria of Ghouls, a straw maze, obstacle course, bouncy castle, face painting and a petting zoo.
Jamie’s pumpkin “Stanley” was lovingly named after my dad and is the biggest he has ever grown. Unfortunately, it formed a small crack a few weeks ago so it is disqualified from official GPC Giant Pumpkin Commonwealth standings (nope, I can’t make this stuff up) but it will still go to the scale.
To say this is the climax of his entire year is an understatement.