Giant Pumpkin Records in the World, Country, State, & Province

World record Giant pumpkin by Country, State, and Province Records

In 2024, the Southern Hemisphere has broken two pumpkin records this year: one in Queensland, Australia, and another in South Africa. In the Northern Hemisphere, seed auctions have started, and some growers are germinating their seeds. We wish you luck in the 2024 pumpkin growing season.

On October 9, 2023, Travis Gienger from Anoka, Minnesota, set the world record for the heaviest pumpkin, weighing 2749 pounds.

Gienger surpassed the previous world record by 47 pounds. He told the news outlet that he gave his plants extra care this year, applying additional fertilizer and watering them as many as a dozen times a day.

Growing these huge pumpkins takes a lot of time and effort. The majority of pumpkin growers fail in the process. Some key factors in growing a giant gourd are the seed, watering, burying the vine node, and removing additional pumpkins from the plant. When selecting a seed, it is important to understand the genetics passed on to the seed. Knowing the parents of a pumpkin seed can help you select which seed to grow.

Scroll to the bottom of the page to see each pumpkin record by country, state, or province in the region. Twenty new giant pumpkin records worldwide have been identified in 2023.

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Top 10 Largest Pumpkins in the World

10. 2537.5 pounds by Don Crews (1151 kg)

Canadian Pumpkin Record 2537
[Photo: Gerry Lampow ]

In 2022, Don Crews of Lloydminster broke the Canadian record with an enormous pumpkin weighing 2537.5 pounds.

Tipping the scale at a hefty 2537 pounds, it beat the old record by 500-plus pounds for a gourd produced in a single growing season

Parents of this pumpkin were Mother 2365 Wolf, Father 300 Crews

9. 2551.9 pounds by Ruben Mendi (1157.5 kg)

1157 kg Largest Pumpkins In The World & Records

On September 12, 2020, the XII edition of the International Giant Pumpkin Fair was held at the Oasis de Bardenas Hotel in Valtierra. Once again, Valtierrano Rubén Mendi prevailed, and in addition to achieving the Spanish record, he placed his pumpkin as the second heaviest in the world in 2020.

Mendi revalidated his triumphs of 2017, 2018, and 2019 at the weigh-off. He won with a pumpkin that weighed 1157.50 kg (2551.9 lbs) on the scale. In 2019, Mendi won with a 990.5 kg pumpkin. The second heaviest pumpkin was that of the British Paton brothers from the English town of Lymington, which weighed 934.5 kg. Due to the pandemic, the Paton brothers did not attend the contest in person.

He enjoys growing large pumpkins and has impressed Spain by winning a contest with a giant specimen weighing 1157.9 kilos.

Parents of this pumpkin, Mother 2183.7 Mendi, Father self

8. 2554 pounds by Scott Andrusz  (1158.5 kg)

2022 New York State Pumpkin Record

In 2022, the Andrusz family in Lancaster was impressed with their 2254-pound pumpkin.  Retired commercial farmer Scott Andrusz spent sleepless nights tending to a giant gourd in his field and finally came up with a new US record that only lasted a week—a plump pumpkin weighing in at 2,554 pounds. It’s not the first time they tried going after the record, and it’s not an easy task to achieve.  For growing giant gourds, you have to consider the soil, raise a structure to keep it out of the sun, protect the pumpkin from critters, and never let another pumpkin grow on the same vine.

Have you ever tried to float a pumpkin and paddle it across a lake? It’s regatta time at the West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta.

The parents of this pumpkin are Mother 2365 Wolf, Father 1885.5 Werner

7. 2560 pounds by Travis Gienger – (1161 kg)

Current USA Record of 2560 pounds.
USA 2022 Pumpkin Record of 2560 Lbs.

Travis Gienger, from Anoka, Minnesota, beat his old pumpkin state record of 2350 pounds in 2022 with a mammoth 2560-pound pumpkin. He is the current record holder for the heaviest pumpkin grown in the USA. Travis drove this pumpkin all the way from Minnesota to enter and win the $9 per pound prize money in the 49th Half Moon Bay Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off. His pumpkin won the event in 2022; if my calculations are correct, he netted $23,040. If he had beaten the World Record, an extra $30,000 would have been added to his prize winnings.

Organizers often award medals to the winners, which is a great way to motivate contestants to participate.

Parents of this pumpkin, Mother 1885.5 Werner, Father SIB

6. 2593.7 pounds by Ian & Stuart Paton – 185 Stones (1176.5 kg)

2594-lbs-big-pumpkin

Well, the Paton brothers did it again.  In 2020, they grew 1176.5 KG – 185 Stone, pumpkin in the UK.  This is a new UK pumpkin record.

The twins have grown the UK’s biggest pumpkin and weighed in at a whopping 2,593.7 lb, heavier than two polar bears.

Ian and Stuart Paton, 59, from Lymington in Hampshire’s New Forest National Park, have beaten the previous UK best of 2,433lb and narrowly missed out on the world record by just 31lb.

One unique issue is it was grown in a greenhouse rather than outdoors.

Parents of this pumpkin, Mother 1875 Mendi B, Father 2005 Haist

5. 2610.3 pounds by Team Petrelli (1184 kg)

2023 Petrelli giant pumpkin from Sirtor Italy.  It weighed 1184 kg

In 2023, the Petrelli team grew a pumpkin that weighed 1184 kg (2610.3 lbs) weighing more than a ton. It was grown by Guglielmo, Francesco and Lorenzo Petrelli, three generations of the same family. They call themselves “Team Petrelli” and they come from Sirtori, in the province of Lecco, Italy. They grew several other prize-winning pumpkins this year, and one of them weighed 844 kgs.

4. 2624.6 pounds by Mathias Willemijns (1190.5 kg)

2624.6 Mathias Willemijns World Largest Pumpkin Records

The fourth largest pumpkin position to date goes to Mathias Willemijns from Deurle, Belgium. This is the largest pumpkin from Belgium.  The gourd was weighed at the European Pumpkin Weigh-Off in 2016.

Parent of this pumpkin, Mother 2145 McMullen, Father 1872 Willemijns

3. 2656.1 pounds by Ian & Stuart Paton (1204.8 kg)

Ian & Stuart Patron 2656 UK Record 2022

Ian & Stuart hail from Lymington, UK. This is the 2022 largest pumpkin to date grown in the United Kingdom.

This massive pumpkin would make one gigantic jack-o’-lantern. English twin brothers Ian and Stuart Paton grew the enormous pumpkin, which weighed 2656.1 pounds.

The parents of this pumpkin are Mother 1940 Urena, Father (pollinator) 2356.7 Mendi

2. 2702.8 pounds by Stefano Cutrupi (1226 kg)

World Record pumpkin largest biggest
World Record Pumpkin

The second largest pumpkin slot to date goes to Stefano Cutrupi from Italy, a native of Bordighera but who has lived for many years in Radda in Chianti.   The pumpkin was weighed at the Big Pumpkin Festival in Peccioli, Italy 2021.

This pumpkin was taken to the European Championship held in Stuttgart, Germany, for display and to participate in the local championship weigh-off.

This pumpkin measured over the top (OTT) 1300 cm or 511 inches, but if you look at the photo, it truly doesn’t represent how huge the pumpkin is. The Peccioli competition was very appealing, with amazing prizes for the top giant pumpkins. The prizes ranged from eighth place to first, with awards ranging from 50 euros to 3 thousand for first place with a world record. It was a nice cash award for Stefano Cutrupi when he was paid 2 euros per kg for the new Italian record.

The parents of this pumpkin are Mother 1885.5 Werner, Father Self

World Largest Pumpkin Records
2021 World record pumpkin weight of 1226 KG

1. 2749 pounds by Travis Gienger (1247 kg)

In 2023, Travis Gienger’s latest achievement was remarkable, as his gigantic pumpkin tipped the scales at an astonishing 2,749 pounds.

The weigh-off event in Half Moon Bay proudly holds the distinction of being an officially sanctioned site by the Great Pumpkin Commonwealth.

Travis Gienger, who transported his winning pumpkin from his farm in Anoka, Minnesota, to California, presented a gourd of epic proportions, measuring over 7.5 feet in width. Its sheer size made it a tight fit on the event’s scale.

The parents of this pumpkin are Mother 2365 Wolf, Father Sib

DQ – 2907.85 Pounds by Ian & Stuart Paton – Damaged Disqualified

2907 damaged pumpkin

Great pumpkin, but you can’t receive an official World record if the pumpkin is damaged.  Usually, a damaged pumpkin has a crack at the stem where you may slide a small round object into the center core, or the bottom of the pumpkin may be cracked due to rot or extreme stress.  This isn’t the end for Ian and Stuart, and I’m sure they will get the World Record in due time.  This pumpkin was grown in 2022.

Country, State, Province Giant Pumpkin Records

If you have a giant pumpkin record and want your country listed, please send me an email.

Of course, your pumpkin must be weighed on a certified scale. I won’t accept a photo of five-bathroom scales or another funky method.

Old Pumpkin record: . Picture of the 2003 World Record pumpkin and the history of world record pumpkins.

Records apply to the location where the gourd was grown. Hopefully, the growers live in the same place as they grow their pumpkins. If you live in one state and grow the pumpkin in another, your record will be listed with a footnote describing your record. Email me with your stats, mcalpin1 @ yahoo.com

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Giant Pumpkin Records from around the World

A complete list of the largest pumpkins grown in that location of the World. Please review the full table for all the countries from around the world.


- North America State and Province Giant Pumpkin Records

State/Country / ProvincesNameCityWeight in PoundsYear
UNITED STATES    
     
AlabamaTrent BoydCullman109214
AlaskaDale MarshallAnchorage2,14722
ArizonaScott Culp 69318
ArkansasShawn King 68405
CaliforniaRoot, Ron and Kennedy, NickFair Oaks2,49723
ColoradoChad NewParker178322
ConnecticutNoel, AlexAbington Pomfret2294.519
DelawareGivens, EdGeorgetown143617
Dist of ColumbiaJoe MillsWash. DC470.098
FloridaTim CaniffCortez103923
GeorgiaGrizzle, TimBlairsville1,30617
HawaiiAaron Burkert 102309
IdahoSteffler, DJNampa140017
IllinoisMcMullen, GeneStreator2145.515
IndianaSteve StricklerBloomington205423
IowaPete CaspersPeosta242422
KansasJacob Marintzer, Westmoreland2239.523
KentuckyScott BayukColumbia1883
2376 DQ
21
LouisianaBrodie GonsoulinYoungsville82809
MaineEd PierpontJefferson2121.521
MarylandEd FriendOkland110712
MassachusettsGraham, JamieTyngsboro248022
MichiganBarron, DonLa Salle240423
MinnesotaGienger, TravisAnoka2,74923
MississippiGray UnderwoodFulton43804
MissouriBottorf, RichardRepublic179819
MontanaMike, CotterFairview134823
NebraskaCernik, BrentWahoo1492.519
NevadaScott GoodpastureFallon71500
New HampshireGeddes, SteveBoscawen252818
New JerseyChris ShortwayMine Hill167322
New Mexicolin ZmarzlyAlbuquerque53212
New YorkAndrusz, ScottWilliamsville255422
North CarolinaBurchette, RobertLexington1514[1]19
 Danny VesterKittrell1506.5?
North DakotaCarrier, KentWalhalla1921.518
OhioKisamore, Rickunknown226623
OklahomaRussell FanningPerkins117222
OregonSteve DaletasPLEASANT HILL246918
PennsylvaniaErik GunstromHarrison City240522
Rhode IslandSteven SperryJohnston2465.523
South CarolinaFrank & Tina FindersColumbia116409
South DakotaKurkowski, GregWatertown182321
TennesseeTerry, JasonOneida1846.623
TexasJohnny and Debbie ForbesComfort74518
UtahM. SadiqBountiful228722
VermontBoyce, Daniel & HollyBenson2017.518
VirginiaPrice, DustinGlen Allen1845.523
WashingtonJoel HollandSumner236317
West VirginiaCyrus, RobertFort Gay2194.421
WisconsinBrian Mathiowetz
Mike Schmit
Eleva
Markesan
2420
2520 DQ
23
21
WyomingAndy CorbinCheyenne206223
     
CANADA    
     
British ColumbiaDavid ChanLangly221223
AlbertaDonald CrewsLloydminster2537.022
SaskatchewanMeyer, BrianGoodsoil1199.518
ManitobaBanman, CornieWinkler1660.519
OntarioHunt, Jane & PhilCameron195918
QuebecJim/Kelsey BrysonOrmstown2117.523
New BrunswickNorthrup, Bill & DawnSUSSEX181313
Nova ScotiaGraham, CarlDonkin195621
New FoundlandBill Williton
Torbay50506
Prince Edward IslandEddy ShawCharlottetown162417
Yukon Territory    
Northwest TerritoriesAL HelmerHay River235 
     
MEXICOPancho Susy PetersCuauhtémoc Chihuahua
1393.720
     
Australian Giant Pumkins Records  kg =2.2 pounds 
 AustraliaBen Burma  1141 LBs 
New South WalesDale Oliver Kyogle867 KG21
VictoriaPhillip McCauley 385.1 KGS12
W. AustraliaRobert Giumelli 361 KGS18
QueenslandDowland College 368.5 kgs24
S. AustraliaKen & Rosemary Holden 440 KGS03
TasmaniaShane Newitt 731 KGS22
N. Territory    
A.C.T.John Paul 224.5 KGS 
     
New ZealandHarris, TimHamilton844.5kg (1862lbs)21
     
EUROPE Giant Pumpkin Records    
AustriaJZB Berndorf, Team195023
BelgiumWillemijns, MathiasDeurle2624.6 (1190.5 kg)16
Bulgaria    
Cyprus    
Croatia Tomislav Durdevic Viskovci 939 n 427kg 
Czech Republic    
DenmarkJens Peder SkønagerRibe2138 - 970.4KG20
EstoniaJuha OllilaSaremaa/Pihtla608.912
FinlandHamalainen, OvaskaienKuopio1578.512
FranceMedhi DahoLa Roche-sur-Yon2169.321
GermanyStoeckl, LucaTapfheim2,319.3023
GreeceCosta PapagiannisIoannina46311
HungaryTibor KókaiTapioszentarton1908.123
IrelandByrne, MichealCo Louth1166 lbs16
ItalyStefano CutrupiRadda in chianti1226 KG (2702.9 lbs)21
Latvia    
Lithuania    
LuxembourgDelles, Tom 957.69 lbs10
Malta    
NorwayPhilip Lyding 701 lbs14
NetherlandsHorde, IwanLeerdam1979.122
PolandStepien, Marcin Czarnozyly1332.722
PortugalSantos, Jose Ru Albufeira154121
Romania    
Slovakia    
SloveniaLovse, Janko Trebnje1856.323
SpainRuben MendiValtierra2551.920
SwedenJesper LidbergMotala188919
United KingdomPaton, Ian and StuartLymington2656.1
2907.8 DMG
22
22
SwitzerlandBeni MeierPfungen2323.7 lbs14
CroatiaIvica RibaricKozarac660 kg17
SerbiaJankov, Dusan Novi Sad1104.5 lbs
22
     
AFRICA Giant Pumpkin Records    
ZimbabweLance Kennedy 62.2 KGS97
South AfricaPieter Conradie967.5 KG (2132.9 LB)24
ASIA Giant Pumpkin Records    
JapanTomoaki NishiiHokkaido1303 lbs11
TurkeyAhmet Cayiroglu Burhaniye164 lbs 
Israel Ian Whyatt Upper Calilee736 LBs 
VietnamLangbiang Farm - Mr. Tran Huy Duong126.6 KG19
ChinaXu CanghaoMeizhou City, Guangdong1040 Kgs18
RussiaAndrey GusevStarokhodykino783 kg22
South America
ARGENTINAMARIANO SANRICCUETABUENOS AIRES330.693 13
Middle East
LebanonAbdul SalamKayfoun341 KG2020

[1] Pumpkin was grown in Virginia, but the grower lives in North Carolina

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12 Comments

    Mariann McWhinney

    Where in IL or IA would I go to weigh in at end of season? Also what day would it be?Thank you !

      Chris Brown

      Anamosa in Iowa is where you would go…. If you go to “Garden of Giants” on Facebook they will have the exact dates later in the summer.

    Kathryn Wright

    Woodstown, NJ; Giant pumpkin growers and pumpkin enthusiast have been planting seeds, watering, and fertilizing and burying vines from spring to fall, as they prepare for their moment in the spot light. Pumpkin growers and backyard gardeners are being invited to bring their heaviest pumpkin out to the South Jersey Pumpkin Show Giant Pumpkin Weigh Off on Sunday, October 14th, at the Salem County Fairgrounds, Woodstown, New Jersey. Festival goer will have an opportunity to meet the growers and walk around the pumpkins and take many pictures. The growers will be on hand to talk about the hard work that goes into growing giant pumpkins and how they save seeds for 2019.

    If you’re a pumpkin grower this is a great late season opportunity to show off your prize pumpkin and potentially win a portion of the cash prize money up for grabs. Pumpkins can be grown in New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania. These giant pumpkins will start arriving at the Festival fairgrounds on Sunday from 9am to 11:30am. Weigh Off will start at noon and giant pumpkins will be on exhibit until 5pm. Pumpkins must weigh at least 100 pounds to participate. All entries will be weighed on a certified scale supplied by Fairbanks Scales. Contest is free to enter, and growers can find full details at sjpumpkinshow.com or call 856-765-0118.

    Jerry

    2600lbs! Unreal! How is that even possible? And imagine how many pumpkin pies you could make with a pumpkin like that… I hope they at least cut it open afterwards and made it into a giant jack-o-lantern!

      Chris Brown

      They made the largest Jack o Lantern in History as it will now be a world record.

    Anto

    It’s a great pumpkin.

    James C Hendrickson

    So, I was looking at most of those record Pumpkins and it looks like a lot of them are kinda lopsided. I guess at some point the size of the pumpkin outweighs the ability of the Pumpkin to maintain a perfectly round shape.

      Chris Brown

      Yes gravity ruins that perfect Cinderella pumpkin

    Bobby harris

    You can make pie with pumkin

    Lance Brincat

    Getting a certification can boost your profession.

      Frederick Leeth

      Confused about your comment.

    Dennis MaDan

    Phoenix, AZ 08/01/23
    I only live in a complex three stories high and far away from Main Street, So even if I chose to grow one, It would be too high. After a while, too heavy and a bit too stinky to the nearby neighbors. Even how would I remove the pumpkin without damaging it? If you could give me all this information, I might try it; otherwise, there is no reason to start. How am I supposed to Know if the balcony will even hold

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