Record-breaking Missouri pumpkin weighs in at 1,500 pounds

- A Missouri pumpkin has set a new record.

The Pumpkin Daze Festival in Republic, Missouri is an annual event that draws thousands for a special pumpkin weigh-in. This year, the big winner was a giant pumpkin weighing in at over 1,500 pounds, which is a record for the state of Missouri.

Event organizers said it was even too big for a regular truck.

We put the winning watermelon and the winning pumpkin in (the truck),” said Cheri Hamilton, Pumpkin Daze President,” and the winning pumpkin was too big to fit.”

This year’s event drew in crowds of up to 15,000 people.

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