Dave “Grim Reaper” Iles of North Pole gained the twelfth annual Alaska’s Midnight Solar Nice Pumpkin Weigh-Off on Tuesday at the Alaska State Truthful in Palmer.
Iles’ pumpkin, “Reaper’s Keeper,” weighed 1,231.5 kilos.
“You possibly can all the time inform a tough concept how a lot the pumpkins weigh, however you by no means know till you get them on the size,” he stated. “There’s all the time an opportunity there is a dangerous spot on it that may disqualify it.”
Dale Marshall of Anchorage, final yr’s winner, returned this yr with a 1,172-pounder.