Giant Pumpkin Auction brings fall to a whole new level

CANDOR (WBNG) — Pumpkin season rose to a whole new level at Iron Kettle Farm Sunday after dozens of giant pumpkins were auctioned off by the Tioga 4-H Giant Pumpkin Club.

Club members plant their seeds in the spring, and by fall, pumpkins are anywhere from 100-400 pounds.

The goal of the club is to grow the heaviest pumpkin, longtime grower Jason Jantz won that title, weighing his pumpkin in at 395 pounds.

“It feels really good and I’m kind of really just happy to beat Luke because he’s won four times,” he said, referencing fellow club member Luke.

Pumpkins were auctioned off for hundreds of dollars and had to be transported via forklift in some cases.

Julia Gorman

Julia Gorman

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