Family grows pumpkin that breaks national record, weighs in at 2,554 pounds

The national record for the largest pumpkin was broken on Oct. 2 at this year’s Pumpkin Weigh-off at the Great Pumpkin Farm’s Annual Fall Fest in Clarence, New York.

Williamsville, New York’s Scott Andrusz brought a pumpkin that weighed a whopping 2,554 pounds. The pumpkin will be on display at the festival until Oct. 16.

The record-setting pumpkin netted Andrusz a $5,000 payday at the festival.

Last year, the heaviest pumpkin at the festival weighed in at 1,359 pounds.

Andrusz’s 2020 entry at the festival weighed in at 1,344 pounds.

By Scripps National