Sunday, August 16, 2009

Biggest Pumpkin at the Illinois State Fair

That's a penny I placed on the pumpkin so we could have something to give an idea of scale.

This monster weighs #452. If you look closely you can see that it is sitting cradled on the sling that carried it gingerly into the building. I wish I could have seen them set it into place. That was no ordinary Bobcat.

The other entrants are big. This guy is really big.


  1. September's Theme is "Big". I bet we'll see a few of these guys. But, you got there first! The penny was a great idea.

  2. As long as I've lived here I've never been to the Missouri or Illinois state fairs. Been to a couple of county fairsm which are fun. That pumpkin is a monster - it actually looks monsterous.

    Gave your and Ed's blogs a plug on my post today.

  3. Yep. That is one big pumpkin. I always loved the State Fair, but haven’t gone for several years.

    Another event that you might want to check out in Illinois is the Festival of Faiths and Cultures on September 12 at Our Lady of the Snows.