World Records

For giant pumpkins

Ever wanted to know when the world record for giant pumpkin got broken?  Scroll down to see the years and weights of the pumpkins that set a new record.

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World Record Giant Pumpkins

William Warnock400lbs (181kg)

1900

This photo was from 1898, couldn’t find a photo of his 1900 winning entry

Grower:
William Warnock

Location:
Canada

Weight:
400lbs (181kg)

William Warnock403lbs (182kg)

1904

William Warnock with his daughters with his 1904 winning squash / pumpkin

Grower:
William Warnock

Location:
Canada

Weight:
403lbs (182kg)

Bob Ford451lbs (204.5kg)

1976


Grower:
Bob Ford

Location:
United States

Weight:
451lbs (204.5kg)

Howard Dill459lbs (208kg)

1980

Grower:
Howard Dill

Location:
United States

Weight:
459lbs (208kg)

Howard Dill483.5 lbs (219 kg)

1981

Grower:
Howard Dill

Location:
Canada

Weight:
483.5 lbs (219 kg)

Norm Gallagher612 lbs (277kg)

1984

Norm Gallagher 612 lb Pumpkin

Grower:
Norm Gallagher

Location:
United States

Weight:
612 lbs (277kg)

Robert Gancarz671 lbs (304 kg)

1986

Grower:
Robert Gancarz

Location:
United States
Weight:
671 lbs (304 kg)

 

Gordon Thomson755 lbs (342 kg)

1989

Grower:
Gordon Thomson

Location:
Canada

Weight:
755 lbs (342 kg)

Ed Cancarz816.5 lbs (370 kg)

1990

Grower:
Ed Gancarz

Location:
United States

Weight:
816.5 lbs (370 kg)

Joel Holland827 lbs (375 kg)

1992

Grower:
Joel Holland

Location:
United States

Weight:
827 lbs (375 kg)

Donald Black884 lbs (400 kg)

1993

Grower:
Donald Black

Location:
United States

Weight:
884 lbs (400 kg)

Herman Bax990 lbs (449 kg)

1994

Grower:
Herman Bax

Location:
Canada

Weight:
990 lbs (449 kg)

Nathan and Paula Zehr1061 lbs (481 kg)

1996

Grower:
Nathan and Paula Zehr

Location:
United States

Weight:
1061 lbs (481 kg)

Gary Burke1092 lbs (495 kg)

1998

Gary Burke 1092 lb pumpkin

Grower:
Gary Burke
Location:
Canada
Weight:
1092 lbs (495 kg)

Gerry Checkon1131 lbs (513 kg)

1999

Gerry Checkon 1131 lb pumpkin

Grower:
Gerry Checkon
Location:
United States
Weight:
1131 lbs (513 kg)

Dave Stelts1140 lbs (517 kg)

2000

Dave Stelts 1140 lb Pumpkin

Grower:
Dave Stelts
Location:
United States
Weight:
1140 lbs (517 kg)

Geneva Emmons1262 lbs (572 kg)

2001

Grower:
Geneva Emmons
Location:
United States
Weight:
1262 lbs (572 kg)

Charlie Houghton1337.6 lbs (606 kg)

2002

Charlie Houghton 1337.6 lb pumpkin

Grower:
Charlie Houghton
Location:
United States
Weight:
1337.6 lbs (606kg)

Steve Daletas1385 lbs (628kg)

2003

Steve Daletas 1385 lb Pumpkin

Grower:
Steve Daletas
Location:
United States
Weight:
1385 lbs (628 kg)

Al Eaton1446 (655 kg)

2004

Al Eaton 1446 lb Pumpkin

Grower:
Al Eaton
Location:
Canada
Weight:
1446 lbs (655 kg)

Larry Checkon1469 lbs (666 kg)

2005

Larry Checkon 1469 lb Pumpkin

Grower:
Larry Checkon
Location:
United States
Weight:
1469 lbs (666 kg)

Ron Wallace1502 lbs (681 kg)

2006

Grower:
Ron Wallace
Location:
United States
Weight:
1502 lbs (681 kg)

Joe Jutras1689 lbs (766 kg)

2007

Joe Jutras 1689 lb Pumpkin

Grower:
Joe Jutras
Location:
United States
Weight:
1689 lbs (766 kg)

Christy Harp1725 lbs (782 kg)

2009

Christy Harp 1725 lb Pumpkin

Grower:
Christy Harp
Location:
United States
Weight:
1725 lbs (782 kg)

Chris Stevens1810.5 (821 kg)

2010

Chris Stevens 1810.5 lb Pumpkin

Grower:
Chris Stevens
Location:
United States
Weight:
1810.5 lbs (821 kg)

Jim and Kelsey Bryson1818.5 (824 kg)

2011

Jim and Kelsey Bryson 1818.5 lb Pumpkin

Grower:
Jim and Kelsey Bryson
Location:
Canada
Weight:
1818.5 lbs (824 kg)

Ron Wallace2009 lbs (911 kg)

2012

Grower:
Ron Wallace
Location:
United States
Weight:
2009 lbs (911 kg)

Tim Mathison2032 lbs (921 kg)

2013

Tim Mathison 2032 lb Pumpkin

Grower:
Tim Mathison
Location:
United States
Weight:
2032 lbs (921 kg)

Beni Meier2323.7 (1054 kg)

2014

Beni Meier 2323lb Pumpkin

Grower:
Beni Meier
Location:
Switzerland
Weight:
2323.7 lbs (1054 kg)

Mathias Willemijns2624.6 lbs (1190 kg)

2016

Grower:
Mathias Willemijns
Location:
Belgium
Weight:
2624.6 lbs (1190 kg)

Stefano Cutrupi2702lb (1226 kg)

2021

Grower:
Stefano Cutrupi
Location:
Italy
Weight:
2702lb (1226 kg)

 

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