Half Moon Bay’s Big Pumpkins: A Glance Back

Competitors are readying their 2015 entries; how did the 2014 gourds look?

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A large pumpkin sits in the back of an SUV during the 41st Annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off on October 13, 2014 in Half Moon Bay. The 2015 weigh-off is on Oct. 12, days ahead of the town's mondo Art & Pumpkin Festival. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Large pumpkins are displayed during the event, where contestants face off to claim the title of largest pumpkin and a grand prize of $6.00 a pound. The 2015 weigh-off is on Oct. 12, days ahead of the town's mondo Art & Pumpkin Festival. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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John Hawkley of Napa pumps his fist as he stands next to his 2,058 pound pumpkin after winning the 2014 weigh-off. He took home a cash prize of $12,510, or $6.00 a pound. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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A spectator stops to take a photo of giant pumpkins. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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A large pumpkin sits in the back of an SUV. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Contest officials move a giant pumpkin belonging to winner John Hawkley onto a scale. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Catherine Walker places a stuffed toy on top of her pumpkin before the judging of the most beautiful pumpkin category. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Pumpkins are raised by forklifts during the judging of the most beautiful pumpkin category. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Pumpkins of colossal proportions are everywhere during the much-photographed autumn happening. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Want to see the big pumpkins in action in 2015? It all goes to the scale on Monday, Oct. 12 in Half Moon Bay. The huge Art & Pumpkin Festival is the following weekend. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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