News

Oct 20, 2012 6:20 PM by Lacey Steele

Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off winner weighs in at 900 pounds!

If you've ever needed a fork lift to pack a pumpkin, you could have competed in the Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off today in Old Colorado City.

All of the pumpkins were weighed, and it was definitely a family photo opportunity.

The winner of the day was a huge pumpkin weighing in at 900 pounds.

It belongs to Barry Todd of Littleton.

He says it's the third biggest pumpkin he's grown.

The first was more than 1200 pounds!

Luckily, the drought didn't affect the size of his pumpkins.

"I have, over 30 years, devised a watering system that waters from underneath, so I think that was a large part of getting my plants through the drought," said Barry Todd, who's been a pumpkin grower for 40 years.

Todd donates hundreds of pounds of pumpkins to churches.

His guess is his 900 pound pumpkin could make about 800 pumpkin pies.

»Comments

»Topics in this article

More News

Colorado
Story Photo

15 minutes ago

Llama drama

TRINIDAD - It started out as a beautiful day in Trinidad, but suddenly the sounds of birds chirping were interrupted by the...

Weather - Forecast
Story Photo

3 hours ago

Rain & Snow On The Way

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 6 PM tonight until 4 AM Thursday for Teller County, the Rampart Range (including...

Most Popular

Top Videos

1 2 3 4