Annual Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Contest

It's that time of year again — when pumpkin farmers and hobbyists can show off their big beefy behemoths, each vying to smash the record of years past with the heaviest-weighing gourd at the 42nd annual Half Moon Bay pumpkin weigh off. Oct. 12, 2015

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A pumpkin nicknamed "Jaba," weighs in at 1,303 pounds grown by Gary Miller from Napa at the Half Moon Bay pumpkin weigh-off. Monday, Oct. 12, 2015.
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Pumpkins get trucked in ahead of the 42nd annual Half Moon Bay pumpkin weigh-off on Monday, Oct. 12, 2015.
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A family looks at pumpkins ahead of the 42nd annual Half Moon Bay pumpkin weigh-off on Monday, Oct. 12, 2015.
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Farmers bring their pumpkins to the annual Half Moon Bay pumpkin weigh-off. Monday Oct. 12, 2015.
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Gary Miller (left) and John Hawkley, both Napa farmers, hope their pumpkins will win the 42nd annual Half Moon Bay pumpkin weigh-off on Monday, Oct. 12, 2015.
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A minion stands near a pumpkin ahead of the 42nd annual Half Moon Bay pumpkin weigh-off on Monday, Oct. 12, 2015.
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A minion stands next to a pumpkin ahead of the 42nd annual Half Moon Bay pumpkin weigh-off on Monday, Oct. 12, 2015.
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Napa farmer John Hawkley's pumpkin weighs in at 1,447 pounds at the 42nd annual Half Moon Bay pumpkin weigh-off. Monday, Oct. 12, 2015.
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A pumpkin nicknamed "Jaba," weighs in at 1,303 pounds grown by Gary Miller from Napa at the Half Moon Bay pumpkin weigh-off. Monday, Oct. 12, 2015.
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Workers weigh pumpkins at Half Moon Bay pumpkin festival. Monday, Oct. 12, 2015
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The audience at the Half Moon Bay pumpkin weigh-off is decided by applause. Monday, Oct. 12, 2015.
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