Families and friends gathered to watch giant pumpkins battle for the heavy weight title in Colchester. The Vermont Giant Pumpkin Growers Association holds several events and meetings throughout the year, such as seed swaps and pumpkin patch tours. Hoping to bring the giant pumpkins to as many people as possible. Site Coordinator Kevin Companion says this is one of the biggest shows of the year. The winning pumpkin this year weighed in at 1,092 pounds and second place was 1,065 pounds. Companion says the number of participants is less than usual because of the soggy summer. Despite the tough growing season, organizers say they can’t wait to do it again next year.
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