Pumpkins weigh off in Homer Glen

September 30, 2012 2:29:32 PM PDT
Giant pumpkins were on display in the southwest suburb of Homer Glen on Sunday as part of the third annual Pumpkin Weigh-Off.

Growers from states across the Midwest pitted their giant gourds against one another.

Heavy machinery had to be used to place these monstrous pumpkins onto scales.

First place, and $5,000, went to grower Ken Sweet.

His pumpkin weighed more than 1,400 pounds.