An Oregon man won the annual pumpkin weigh-off here, presenting a gigantic gourd that came it at 1,524 pounds (691 kg). Thad Starr, of Pleasant Hill, Ore., set a contest record with the pumpkin. He’ll get $6 a pound, bringing his winnings to $9,144.

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It’s the thrill of the victory," Starr said after his pumpkin came out on top. "And it’s the fruition of a year’s work."

Pumpkins were lowered by forklift onto a 5-ton capacity digital scale monitored by officials from the San Mateo County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office.

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The top five pumpkins at the Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival will remain on display throughout the week.

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