The Durham Fair has announced it is now the home of the heaviest pumpkin ever weighed in the state of Connecticut.
The fair held its annual pumpkin weigh-in Wednesday evening, and it announced that the heaviest gourd came in at a whopping 1,766.5 lbs., breaking last year's record of 1,613.5 lbs.
Rocky Hill resident Matthew DeBacco, who runs the organizationTeam Pumpkin, is the grower behind the 2013 record-setting entry.
“It was a tough season with all the rain in the spring, hot summer and cold nights," DeBacco said in a statement from the Durham Fair. "I lost five pumpkins and took meticulous care of this one. I’m proud to take the new record.”