Sometimes a week is so upsetting you just have to find joy in the unexpected. Take this huge-ass pumpkin, for example.
Steve Geddes of Boscawen, New Hampshire just made U.S. history by growing a pumpkin so large it surpassed the record for largest pumpkin in America.
As The Boston Globe reported, Geddes presented his 2,528-pound pumpkin at the Deerfield Fair this week, where he wound up taking first place in a contest for heaviest pumpkin and winning $6,000 in prize money.
Here are some photos of the very large pumpkin for your enjoyment.
Just in case you guys wanted to share this story, thought it was really cool. Last night at the Deerfield fair there was a new U.S record pumpkin weighed at 2528 pounds beating the previous one of 2363 pounds. It was grown by a grower of Steve geddes From N.H. pic.twitter.com/B2aSKqYsKp
— Henry Swenson (@HenrySwenson) September 28, 2018
Woody Lancaster, the northeast representative for the Great Pumpkin Commonwealth, confirmed to The Boston Globe that not only did Geddes have the largest pumpkin at the fair this year, but he’s officially grown the largest pumpkin ever grown in North America.
Geddes now holds the U.S. record for heaviest pumpkin, beating the previous record of 2,363 pounds, but he also came remarkably close to the record for heaviest pumpkin in THE WORLD.
Mathias Willemijns of Belgium set the current world record for heaviest pumpkin back in Oct. 2016 with one that weighed a whopping 2,624 pounds, according to the Guinness World Records. But don’t worry Geddes, the world’s second largest pumpkin is still hella impressive and you’ve set the bar even higher for pumpkins in the United States.
If you want to see the pumpkin for yourself, head on over to the fair — which runs until Sept. 30 — and make your way to the fruit and vegetable building.
Long live autumn and long live pumpkins so ridiculously large they’d make Charlie Brown and the people of Halloweentown jealous.