Photos: World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off

Entrants in the prettiest pumpkin category were lifted into the air for the crowd at the 41st Annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off in Half Moon Bay, California. A 2,058 lb. pumpkin grown by John Hawkley took first place and set a new North American record.

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Entrants in the prettiest pumpkin category are lifted into the air for the crowd at the 41st Annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off in Half Moon Bay, Calif., Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. Later in the day a 2,058 lb. pumpkin grown by John Hawkley took first place and set a new North American record. (AP Photo/Alex Washburn)

Rob Globus looks at his 3rd place 1,740 lb. pumpkin as master of ceremonies Cameron Palmer claps for him on stage at the 41st Annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off in Half Moon Bay, Calif., Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. Globus grew six pumpkins in Walnut Grove Calif. and all of them made it to the end of the season without splitting. (AP Photo/Alex Washburn)

John Hawkley poses on stage with his pumpkin at the 41st Annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off in Half Moon Bay, Calif., Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. Hawkley won with a 2,058 lb. pumpkin and set a new North American record. (AP Photo/Alex Washburn)

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