Area grower sets pumpkin record

Sep 24 2011 - 11:01pm

LEHI -- Matt McConkie of Mountain Green set a Utah record with his enormous pumpkin.

McConkie's pumpkin weighed in at 1,600 pounds at the Utah Giant Pumpkin Growers 2011 weigh-off, according to the group's Facebook page. His was among dozens at the annual event, held this year at Thanksgiving Point.

He also set the record last year, with a pumpkin weighing 1,169 pounds, according to the growers group website.

The next largest pumpkin, belonging to Andrew Israelsen, weighed 1,182 pounds.

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