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.