A Great Pumpkin Grows up North


Charlie Bernstrom, of Lancaster, spent his weekend winning the 15th annual Stillwater Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off with his 1,990.5-pound fruit giant. 

Grand prize came with a $5000 pay-off for Bernstrom, his nearly one-ton pumpkin now enjoys a place in the state record book. 

It also squashed the previous state record of 1,918 pounds, set in 2018.

The last eight years have been preparation for Bernstrom,  he does hope to break the 2,000-pound mark.

Following the weigh-off, Bernstrom sold his giant pumpkin to a Louisiana man who plans to carve it and put it on his front lawn.


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