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The Great Pumpkin Pursuit


SETH DUKES

Newsroom Coordinator


 Farmers from as many as eight states came to Roberts Family Farm on Sept. 18 for a chance to be crowned the pumpkin king or melon master and take home $1,000 as a prize at the 2021 Great Pumpkin and Watermelon Weigh-Off.


 The top ten watermelons averaged more than 240 pounds, and the top 10 pumpkins averaged more than 1,400 pounds. Scott Bayuk and his family took home $1,000 and broke a Kentucky state record with their pumpkin, weighing 1,883 pounds. Nick McCaslin took home the trophy and the cash for heaviest watermelon, weighing 301.5 pounds.


 The event was sponsored by Meade County Extension Service, Meade County Tourism, Ky Giant Pumpkin Growers, Plemmons Excavating, Allen’s S&T, Lusk Mechanical and Roberts Family Farm. Meade County FFA helped weigh the fruits.