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York Maze's Giant Pumpkin Weigh In

Giant Pumpkin Amelie Kilner

6:01am 26th October 2013

Growers of giant pumpkins from across the UK are expected in York on Saturday (26 October) with the hope of claiming the UK’s biggest cash prize in pumpkin growing.

The annual week long Halloween festival opens at York Maze on Saturday 26 October with a competition to find the UK’s biggest pumpkin.

Says Tom Pearcy from York Maze, “This is the second year we have offered the UK’s biggest prize of £2000 for the UK’s biggest pumpkin. Last year the Paton Brothers came close to breaking their own UK record set in 2010 at 1,504lb (682kg). Their 2012 pumpkin weighed in at York Maze last year at 1,160lb (526kg). It was the biggest in the UK that year but it wasn’t enough to set a new UK record. However they did claim the £500 prize for the biggest pumpkin at the York Maze Halloween festival.”

Anyone who sets a new UK pumpkin record at the York Maze Halloween event will win £2000. If the record isn’t broken the heaviest pumpkin on display at York Maze will win £500, with £50 for the second and third places. The biggest pumpkin grown by a child will win £50 with goody bags for runners up and all children entering a pumpkin in the competition will get free entry to the York Maze Halloween festival on the pumpkin competition day Saturday 26 October 2013.

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