STILLWATER, Minn. (AP) — A New London man has set a new record for the heaviest pumpkin ever grown in Minnesota.
The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports Chad Revier broke the record on Saturday at Stillwater’s Harvest Fest with a pumpkin that weighed 1,630 pounds, beating the record he set in 2009 by 51 pounds.READ MORE: New Poll Shows Minneapolis Residents Support Charter Amendment Replacing Police
However, Revier didn’t win the grand prize. That went to Kevin Marsh of Parker, S.D., who brought a 1,657-pound pumpkin which earned him the $5,000 prize. Revier’s pumpkin came in second.READ MORE: Minnesota Apple Orchards Endure Labor Shortage During Peak Season
World record holder Chris Stevens, of New Richmond, Wis., came in third this year with a 1,575-pound pumpkin.MORE NEWS: 'I Laid On The Floor And Just Bawled': Minnesota TikTok Sensation, 79, Overwhelmed By Support After Scooter Breaks
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