PALMER, Alaska (KTUU) - A record-setting pumpkin has won this year’s Great Pumpkin Weigh-off at the Alaska State Fair. Dale Marshall’s 1,471.5-lb. whopper set a State Fair record Tuesday at the Palmer Fairgrounds.
By our estimation, that would make about 2,943 pumpkin pies.
Marshall, of Anchorage, broke his own record -- he won the title back in 2016 with a pumpkin just slightly smaller, at 1,469 pounds.
His was the largest of six giant gourds to take to the scale in front of a large audience in the Craig Taylor Farm Exhibits barn, amidst the livestock and near the vegetables and other Alaska-Grown entries.
Channel 2's Kalinda Kindle contributed to this report.