This year’s winner of the CNY Oswego Great Pumpkin Weigh Off was Matt VerSchneider of Freeville with a 1,283-pound entry. It would have even bested last yearâ€™s winner (Alan Nesbittâ€™s 1,229.5-pounder). This year saw dozens of entries with seven topping the 1,000-pound plateau and three were more than 1,240 pounds. Besides pumpkins there were plenty of fun and games, music and food for the entire family. And, of course, pumpkins – lots and lots of pumpkins.
Matt VerSchneider of Freeville places his hand over the weight readout as the final pumpkin (his) of the day is weighed. The weight to beat was 1,274 pounds. VerSchneiderâ€™s entry won the 2010 Great Pumpkin event tipping the scales at 1,283 pounds.