Washington Pumpkin Growers Rule California Competition

Pumpkin growers from Washington state took the top three spots at the Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival in California. Joel Holland of Sumner won first place with a 2,363-pound pumpkin which according to festival organizers is the second-heaviest pumpkin ever grown and a new American record. Cindy Tobeck of Olympia was second with an entry weighing just over a ton and Jeff Uhlmeyer of Tumwater was third with a 1,927-pounder.