Happy Happy! Joy Joy! World record pumpkin grown in New Richmond, Wisconsin!
Yeah, yeah–I’m a giant pumpkin geek. I follow the annual international giant pumpkin contests and am a fan of the International Giant Vegetable Growers Association.
This year the biggest pumpkin EVER was grown by Chris Stevens of New Richmond, WI, as recorded at the Stillwater Harvest Fest in Minnesota this October 2010. And don’t start complaining that it’s technically NOT a ‘pumpkin’ as American Trick-or-Treaters know it–it’s a “Great Atlantic Gourd”, but it sure looks pumpkin-ey, so whatever.
Wisconsin may have the worst reading scores for 4th grade Black boys. We may have about the highest number of drunk driver deaths in the nation. We may be (I admit) one of the fattest states in the Union–But, by God! When it comes to PUMPKINS we rule!