Gary Miller (R) of Napa, California celebrates after winning the 40th Annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off on October 14, 2013 in Half Moon Bay, California. Gary Miller's gigantic pumpkin weighed in at 1,985 pounds to win the 40th Annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off. Miller took home a cash prize of $11,910, or $6.00 a pound. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
History is made, as California's largest pumpkin ever set a record in Half Moon Bay.
At this morning's weigh-off in the pumpkin capitol of the world, Gary Miller from Napa tipped the scales with his massive gourd, weighing in at 1,985 pounds to win the annual contest.
Miller, who beats the previous state record by more than 200 pounds, is now the proud grower of the world's second-biggest pumpkin. The current world record belongs to an over two-thousand-pounder that was grown in Rhode Island.
Miller wins $6 a pound for his prized grow and the giant gourd will be the star of this weekend's annual Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival.