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Heaviest pumpkin competition held at York Maze
10:13am Monday 28th October 2013 in News
THE heavyweights of the pumpkin world descended on York Maze at the start of a week of Hallowe’en fun.
The winner of this year’s heaviest pumpkin competition and the £500 prize went to Pete Geyelin, of Nottingham.
His giant vegetable topped the scales at an incredible 444.8kg. Sadly, it was short of the UK record of 682kg set in 2010 by Ian and Stuart Paton.
Pete’s other pumpkin came second, with Carol Courtine, of Acomb, York, coming third.
Her pride and joy weighed in at 113.6kg. Her neighbour Tom Chilton, 13, a pupil at Manor School, York, won the junior section with his 72.2kg entry.
The Hallowe’en festival runs until Saturday and includes pumpkin carving, a haunted hayride, fancy dress competitions and lots of other activities.
There is also a chance to win a real gold pumpkin worth £1,000 if you find the golden ticket hidden inside one of the pumpkins.
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