First one-ton pumpkin: Ron Wallace sets world record (VIDEO)
TOPSFIELD, MA, USA -- Ron Wallace's behemoth pumpkin topped out at an amazing 2,009-pounds on a digital scale, earning him $15,500 in prize money at the Topsfield Fair's giant pumpkin weigh-off - setting the new world records for the Largest pumpkin and the World's First one-ton pumpkin,
according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Photo: Ron Wallace of Greene, R.I., became the first person to grow a 1-ton pumpkin, shattering the world record at the giant pumpkin weigh-off at the Topsfield Fair. (enlarge photo)
The Guinness world record for the most lit jack-o-lanterns displayed in one location is 30,128 at an event organized by Camp Sunshine at the Life is Good Pumpkin Festival in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the longest line of pies, which measured 161.75 m (530 ft 8 in) and was achieved by Randall D. Fox (USA) as part of the Chastain Park Arts Festival, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
The All New England Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off at the Topsfield Fair will forever be known as the place where the world's first 1-ton pumpkin was weighed, as Ron Wallace of Greene, R.I., shattered a world record set at the Deerfield Fair only 24 hours before.
Wallace took home $5,500 for first place, plus a $10,000 bonus for being the first to break the one-ton barrier.
"It's a great world record," said James O'Brien, the fair's general manager.
"Topsfield has had a lot of world records, but this one is special."