With a weight of 2,195 pounds, an Ohio farmer’s pumpkin sets a new state record.
The start of an Ohio pumpkin festival was marked by the breaking of a state record by a massive pumpkin weighing in at 2,195 pounds.
Jeff Theil of Dillonvale won the 57th Barnesville Pumpkin Festival’s King Pumpkin weigh-off on Wednesday night, with his massive gourd weighing 2,195 pounds, more than 100 pounds more than the second-place finisher.
Todd and Donna Skinner, whose enormous pumpkin weighed in at 2,150 pounds at the 2017 event, lost the state record to Theil’s pumpkin.
According to Theil, he owes his prize pumpkin to a friend who passed away.
Theil told WTOV-TV, “I acquired the seed from a guy who ended up dying of cancer.” “When [the pumpkin]was 50 days old, I texted his wife to let her know how things were doing and to tell her that I can’t help but think he’s up there pushing things along.”
The pumpkin festival will be held till Sunday.
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