Pumpkins Galore

HALF MOON BAY, CA - OCTOBER 08: Thad Starr (R) places a miniature pumpkin on his 1524 pound pumpkin at the 34th Annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off October 8, 2007 in Half Moon Bay, California. Thad Starr of Pleasant Hill, Oregon took the top honor at tihis years pumpkin weigh-off with his pumpkin coming in at 1524 pounds, earning his $6 per pound in prize money for a total of $9144. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
California Growers Compete For Largest Pumpkin Honors HALF MOON BAY, CA - OCTOBER 08: Thad Starr (R) places a miniature pumpkin on his 1524 pound pumpkin at the 34th Annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off October 8, 2007 in Half Moon Bay, California. Thad Starr of Pleasant Hill, Oregon took the top honor at tihis years pumpkin weigh-off with his pumpkin coming in at 1524 pounds, earning his $6 per pound in prize money for a total of $9144. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Giant Pumpkin Weighoff
Giant Pumpkin Weighoff
CANFIELD, OHIO - OCTOBER 5: Evan Skripac, 16-months-old, poses with the 1074 pound second place winner at the Ohio Valley Gaint Pumpkin Weighoff October 5, 2002 in Canfield, Ohio. This pumpkin also won the Howard Dill Award for prettiest pumpkin. (Photo by Archie Carpenter/Getty Images)
Giant Pumpkin Weighoff
Giant Pumpkin Weighoff
CANFIELD, OH - OCTOBER 5: An American Flag flys atop a tower of pumpkins at the Ohio Valley Gaint Pumpkin Growers Wieghoffs October 5, 2002 in Canfield, Ohio. The winning pumpkin grown by Quinn Werner (C) weighted 1076.5 pounds. (Photo by Archie Carpenter/Getty Images)
Space Imaging IKONOS Image Of 'A Great Pumpkin'
Space Imaging IKONOS Image Of 'A Great Pumpkin'
IN SPACE - SETPEMBER 8: This high-resolution satellite image was collected by Space Imaging's IKONOS satellite September 8, 2002 in Bell County, Kentucky. The image shows a giant jack-o'-lantern planted on a five-acre corn maze field. The maze is located on Robert and Billie Mason's farm near Pine Mountain State Resort Park, adjacent to the Kentucky Ridge State Forest in Bell County, Kentucky. The jack-o'-lantern's eyes measure 75 feet on each side and the teeth are constructed of sunflowers. The nose contains a 5-foot-high platform to keep maze visitors from getting lost. (Photo by Space Imaging/Getty Images)
Vegoose Music Festival - Day One
Vegoose Music Festival - Day One
LAS VEGAS - OCTOBER 28: Fans walk by a large pumpkin display at the Vegoose music festival at Sam Boyd Stadium's Star Nursery Field October 28, 2006 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
California Growers Compete For Largest Pumpkin Honors
California Growers Compete For Largest Pumpkin Honors
HALF MOON BAY, CA - OCTOBER 08: Giant pumpkins are displyed to the crowd before being weighed at the 34th Annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off October 8, 2007 in Half Moon Bay, California. Thad Starr of Pleasant Hill, Oregon took the top honor at tihis years pumpkin weigh-off with his pumpkin coming in at 1524 pounds, earning his $6 per pound in prize money for a total of $9144. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
California Growers Compete For Largest Pumpkin Honors
California Growers Compete For Largest Pumpkin Honors
HALF MOON BAY, CA - OCTOBER 08: A man looks at a giant pumpkin in the back of a truck at the 34th Annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off October 8, 2007 in Half Moon Bay, California. Thad Starr of Pleasant Hill, Oregon took the top honor at tihis years pumpkin weigh-off with his pumpkin coming in at 1524 pounds, earning his $6 per pound in prize money for a total of $9144. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Vegoose 2007 Day 1
Vegoose 2007 Day 1
LAS VEGAS - OCTOBER 27: A general view including a large pumpkin at the Vegoose music festival at Sam Boyd Stadium's Star Nursery Field October 27, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Eighth China Changchun International Agriculture And Food Fair
Eighth China Changchun International Agriculture And Food Fair
CHANGCHUN, CHINA - AUGUST 25: (CHINA OUT) Huge pumpkins are displayed at the botanical exhibition area of the Changchun Agricultural Expo Park prior to the opening of the Eighth Changchun International Agriculture And Food Fair on August 25, 2008 in Changchun of Jilin Province, China. The event will be held from August 26 to September 1 at the Agricultural Expo Park. (Photo by China Photos/Getty Images)
Seventh China Changchun International Agriculture And Food Fair
Seventh China Changchun International Agriculture And Food Fair
CHANGCHUN, CHINA - AUGUST 28: (CHINA OUT) A young girl poses with giant pumpkins at the botanical exhibition area of the Changchun Agricultural Expo Park at the Seventh Changchun International Agriculture And Food Fair on August 28, 2008 in Changchun of Jilin Province, China. The event will be held from August 26 to September 1 at the Agricultural Expo Park. Allocations from this year's central government budget related to agriculture, rural areas and farmers total 562.5 billion yuan (about USD 82.36 billion), a year-on-year increase of over 20 percent. (Photo by China Photos/Getty Images)
Biggest Pumpkin Contest
Biggest Pumpkin Contest
KLAISTOW, GERMANY - OCTOBER 18: A little girl looks at the winning giant pumpkin, at 391kg (860.2 lbs.), after the Berlin-Brandenburg Pumpkin Contest at the Buschmann and Winkelmann Asparagus Farm on October 18, 2009 in Klaistow, Germany. September and October are pumpkin harvesting season and the Buschmann and Winklemann farm alone harvests 800 tonnes of pumpkins annually. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
Giant Pumpkin Race
Giant Pumpkin Race
LUDWIGSBURG, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: Mario Tollmann paddles in a hollowed pumpkin across a lake at Ludwigsburg Castle on September 19, 2010 in Ludwigsburg, Germany. During the annual Ludwigsburg Pumpkin Festival at the Ludwigsburg castle grounds they have a traditional pumpkin race that highlights the German pumkin season. (Photo by Ralph Orlowski/Getty Images)
Giant Pumpkin Race
Giant Pumpkin Race
LUDWIGSBURG, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: Christine Pesch paddles in a hollowed pumpkin across a lake at Ludwigsburg Castle on September 19, 2010 in Ludwigsburg, Germany. During the annual Ludwigsburg Pumpkin Festival at the Ludwigsburg castle grounds they have a traditional pumpkin race that highlights the German pumkin season. (Photo by Ralph Orlowski/Getty Images)
Giant Pumpkin Race
Giant Pumpkin Race
LUDWIGSBURG, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: Participants of a pumkin race arrive at Ludwigsburg Castle on September 19, 2010 in Ludwigsburg, Germany. During the annual Ludwigsburg Pumpkin Festival at the Ludwigsburg castle grounds they have a traditional pumpkin race that highlights the German pumkin season. (Photo by Ralph Orlowski/Getty Images)
Giant Pumpkin Race
Giant Pumpkin Race
LUDWIGSBURG, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: Men launche a hollowed pumpkin in a lake at Ludwigsburg Castle on September 19, 2010 in Ludwigsburg, Germany. During the annual Ludwigsburg Pumpkin Festival at the Ludwigsburg castle grounds they have a traditional pumpkin race that highlights the German pumkin season. (Photo by Ralph Orlowski/Getty Images)
Pumkin Exhibition Ludwigsburg
Pumkin Exhibition Ludwigsburg
LUDWIGSBURG, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: A visitor of the World's largest pumpkin exibition lies on the grass at Ludwigsburg Castle on September 19, 2010 in Ludwigsburg, Germany. During the annual Ludwigsburg Pumpkin Festival at the Ludwigsburg castle grounds they have a traditional pumpkin race during the pumpkin festival that highlights the German pumkin season. (Photo by Ralph Orlowski/Getty Images)
Pumkin Exhibition Ludwigsburg
Pumkin Exhibition Ludwigsburg
LUDWIGSBURG, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: Visitors walk past arranged pumpkins during the World's largest pumpkin exibition at Ludwigsburg Castle on September 19, 2010 in Ludwigsburg, Germany. During the annual Ludwigsburg Pumpkin Festival at the Ludwigsburg castle grounds they have a traditional pumpkin race that highlights the German pumkin season. (Photo by Ralph Orlowski/Getty Images)
Mighty Gourds On View At Annual World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off
Mighty Gourds On View At Annual World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off
HALF MOON BAY, CA - OCTOBER 11: Trucks loaded with giant pumpkins line up before the start of the 37th Annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off on October 11, 2010 in Half Moon Bay, California. Ron Root of Citrus Heights, California won the competition with a 1,535 pound pumpkim and took home $9,210 in prize money equal to $6 a pound. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Mighty Gourds On View At Annual World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off
Mighty Gourds On View At Annual World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off
HALF MOON BAY, CA - OCTOBER 11: Trucks loaded with giant pumpkins line up before the start of the 37th Annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off on October 11, 2010 in Half Moon Bay, California. Ron Root of Citrus Heights, California won the competition with a 1,535 pound pumpkim and took home $9,210 in prize money equal to $6 a pound. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Mighty Gourds On View At Annual World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off
Mighty Gourds On View At Annual World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off
HALF MOON BAY, CA - OCTOBER 11: A giant pumpkin sits in the back of a pickup truck before the start of the 37th Annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off on October 11, 2010 in Half Moon Bay, California. Ron Root of Citrus Heights, California won the competition with a 1,535 pound pumpkim and took home $9,210 in prize money equal to $6 a pound. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Mighty Gourds On View At Annual World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off
Mighty Gourds On View At Annual World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off
HALF MOON BAY, CA - OCTOBER 11: A giant pumpkin sits in the back of a pickup truck before the start of the 37th Annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off on October 11, 2010 in Half Moon Bay, California. Ron Root of Citrus Heights, California won the competition with a 1,535 pound pumpkim and took home $9,210 in prize money equal to $6 a pound. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Mighty Gourds On View At Annual World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off
Mighty Gourds On View At Annual World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off
HALF MOON BAY, CA - OCTOBER 11: Workers use a forklift to move a giant pumpkin during the 37th Annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off on October 11, 2010 in Half Moon Bay, California. Ron Root of Citrus Heights, California won the competition with a 1,535 pound pumpkim and took home $9,210 in prize money equal to $6 a pound. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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