Clarence man sets NY state record for pumpkin

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CLARENCE, NY (WIVB) – – There is a new state record for largest pumpkin. 

Karl Haist from Clarence Center became New York state’s record-holder with his 2,027 pound pumpkin, according to a news release. 

The weigh-in took place on Sunday at the World Pumpkin Weigh-off at the Great Pumpkin Farm.  

Haist won’t just be paid in seeds for his championship gourd. 

He will take home $2,500 for the first prize money, plus an additional thousand for a pumpkin that weighed a ton (2,000 pounds). 

This pumpkin beat the NY State record set at last year’s World Pumpkin Weigh-off.

That pumpkin weighed 1,971.5 pounds. 

Haist previously won the competition in 2015 and 2016. 

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