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State loses biggest-pumpkin title

It appears that Wisconsin has lost its world record for the heaviest pumpkin. Chris Stevens of New Richmond has the Guinness World Record with a gourd of 1,810.6 pounds, confirmed a year ago at the Stillwater Harvest Fest in Minnesota.

Now, Ron Wallace of Greene, RI, has grown a gigantic pumpkin weighing in at 2,009. It won the $5,500 first prize at the Topsfield Fair pumpkin contest on Friday in Topsfield, Mass.

See a YouTube video of the pumpkin by clicking below.

The big gourd also won $10,000 for breaking the one-ton mark. A somewhat lighter pumpkin also broke Stevens' record last week. Steve Geddes of Boscawen New Hampshire had a gourd weighing 1,843 pounds at the Deerfield Fair in New Hampshire.