Top 10 Largest Pumpkins In The World & Records

World Largest Pumpkin Records

Welcome the original pumpkin record page. This is the official page identifying the heaviest pumpkins in the world per country.

This is the current 2020 list of the Top 10 largest pumpkins grown to date.  The majority of these pumpkins were grown in the USA, but 3 of the pumpkins were grown in Europe and currently, Europe has a first and second place for the largest pumpkins.

It takes a lot of time and effort to grow these huge pumpkins. The majority of these pumpkin growers have failed during the growing process. One of the factors in growing a large pumpkin is the seed, watering, burying the vine node, and removing other pumpkins on the plant.

Let’s take a look at our current 2020 Top 10 pumpkin growers.  If you want to see the pumpkin records, please scroll down the page.

10. 2350 pounds by Travis Gienger

2350 pound pumpkin from MN Travis

Travis Gienger, from Anoka, Minn., poses next to his pumpkin, which weighed in at 2350 pounds, to win the Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off in Half Moon Bay, Calif., Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. Associated Press 

9. 2363 pounds by Joel Holland

2363 Holland Largest Pumpkin Records

Joel is the grandfather of all the pumpkin growers. I feel he’s been growing pumpkins for 25 years and each year knocks one out of the park. This personal best was grown in 2017 and was weighed in at the Half Moon Bay Weigh-off.  Most of the West coast growers take their pumpkin to Half Moon Bay for the prize money.  I wonder how much Joel made with this beast of a pumpkin.

8. 2416.5 pounds by Karl Haist

2416 Haist Largest Pumpkin Records

Karl has some secret that he isn’t telling anyone.  He has two pumpkins in the Top 10.  What do you think it is?  Seeds or just plain luck.  I don’t know but I wish I knew.  This is a 2018 pumpkin that was weighed Ohio Valley Giant Pumpkin Growers Weigh-Off.  Karl grew it at Clarence Center New York

7. 2433.9 pounds by Ian & Stuart Patron

2433 Patron Pumpkin 2018

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

This massive pumpkin would make one gigantic jack-o’-lantern. The giant pumpkin weighed in at 2433.9 pounds was grown by Ian and Stuart Paton, twin brothers from England.

The brothers who planted the pumpkin in a greenhouse in April said it was the first time they used peat moss instead of organic manure as fertilizer. The twins run the Pinetops nursery in Lymington, New Forest.

6. 2469.5 pounds by Steve Daletas

Steve daletas 2018 pumpkin 2469

Steve is a seasonal grower who constantly grows massive pumpkins.  This 2018 pumpkin was grown in Pleasant Hill OR, winning the 2018 Terminator Weigh-Off! Steve’s pumpkin weighed in at a whopping 2,469 pounds.  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.

5. 2517 pounds by Karl & Beverly Haist

2517 Haist Largest Pumpkin 2019

What?  Does Karl have another massive pumpkin?  Amazing.. This pumpkin was also grown in Clarence Center New York in 2019. Pumpkin growers belong to the  Great Pumpkin Commonwealth pumpkin to compete with others with impressive pumpkin weights.

4. 2528 pounds by Steve Geddes

2528 Geddes Largest Pumpkin Records

As we approach the end of the Top 10 pumpkins, Steve grew this 2018 pumpkin in Boscawen, New Hampshire. Per the photos, we see a lot of happy people dwarfed by the huge pumpkin.  The pumpkin was weighed at Deefield Fair

3. 2551.9 pounds by Ruben Mendi 

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 the Valtierrano Rubén Mendi prevailed, who in addition to achieving the Spanish record, managed to place his pumpkin as the second heaviest in the world.

At the weigh-off, Mendi revalidated his triumphs of 2017, 2018, and 2019. 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 the hobby of growing large pumpkins and has impressed Spain by winning a contest with a giant specimen weighing 1157.9 kilos.

2. 2593.7 pounds by Ian & Stuart Paton – 185 Stones


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

A pair of twins have grown UK’s biggest squash weighed in at a whopping 2,593.7lb- 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.

The twins who spent three weeks growing it said they were ‘extremely pleased’ with their ‘incredible beast’.

One unique issue about this pumpkin, it was grown in a greenhouse versus outdoors.

1. 2624.6 pounds by Mathias Willemijns

2624.6 Mathias Willemijns World Largest Pumpkin Records

The largest pumpkin to date and the World Record goes to Mathias Willemijns from Deurle, Belgium.  As a World Record, it is the largest pumpkin for Belgium.  The pumpkin was weighed at the European Pumpkin Weigh-Off in 2016.  Four years and still no one can come close to this record.

Pumpkin Records

If you have a pumpkin record, and you don’t see your country, please send me an e-mail and I will address several questions.  I even had one person submit a record for some Island that I thought was part of France, but upon review, it was an independent country.

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

Old Pumpkin stuff: . Picture of the 2003 World Record pumpkin

Records apply to the location they were grown. If you grew the pumpkin on the four square, sure, I’ll give you credit for each State. Hopefully, the growers live in the same place as they grow their pumpkin. If you live in one state and you grow the pumpkin in another state, your record will be listed with a footnote describing your record. Email me with your stats, mcalpin1 @

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Pumpkin Records from around the World

List of the largest pumpkin grown in that location of the World.
State/Country/ProvincesNameCityWeight in PoundsYear
AlabamaTrent BoydCullman109214
AlaskaDale MarshallAnchorage Nikiski2,05119
ArizonaScott Culp 69318
ArkansasShawn King 68405
CaliforniaUrena, LeonardoNapa217519
ColoradoScherber, JoeWheat Ridge168516
ConnecticutNoel, AlexAbington Pomfret2294.519
DelawareGivens, EdGeorgetown143617
Dist of ColumbiaJoe MillsWash. DC470.098
FloridaBarry LawranceBearss Groves Market98518
GeorgiaGrizzle, TimBlairsville1,30617
HawaiiAaron Burkert 102309
IdahoSteffler, DJNampa140017
IllinoisMcMullen, GeneStreator2145.515
IndianaMark GoodmanMarion178119
IowaCarlson/Petersen, Dan/MarcClinton1800.519
KansasJacob Marintzer  Westmoreland199020
KentuckyBurton, Billy & LarryNancy157818
LouisianaBrodie GonsoulinYoungsville82809
MainePierpont, Edwin
Morgan, Elroy
MarylandEd FriendOkland110712
MassachusettsLieber, CharlesLexington227620
MichiganBarron, DonLasalle211819
MinnesotaGienger, Travis Anoka2,35020
MississippiGray UnderwoodFulton43804
MissouriBottorf, RichardRepublic179819
MontanaKoschmeder, KyleShelby116813
NebraskaCernik, BrentWahoo1492.519
NevadaScott GoodpastureFallon71500
New HampshireGeddes, SteveBoscawen252818
New JerseyC Radcliffe, D JamiesonWarren1415.515
New Mexicolin ZmarzlyAlbuquerque53212
New YorkHaist, Karl/BeverlyClarence Center251719
North CarolinaBurchette, RobertLexington1514[1]19
 Danny VesterKittrell1506.5?
North DakotaCarrier, KentWalhalla1921.518
OhioTodd & Donna SkinnerBarnesville215017
OklahomaSnyder, DanielClaremore89318
OregonSteve DaletasPLEASANT HILL246918
PennsylvaniaStelts, Dave & CarolEnon Valley211220
Rhode IslandDick WallaceGreene226116
South CarolinaFrank & Tina FindersColumbia116409
South DakotaKevin MarshParker167410
TennesseeTerry, JasonOneida174218
TexasJohnny and Debbie ForbesComfort74518
UtahMatt McConkieMountain Green197417
VermontBoyce, Daniel & HollyBenson2017.518
VirginiaHank HoustonSpotsylvania1340.715
[1]Burchette, RobertLexington, NC151419
WashingtonJoel HollandSumner236317
West VirginiaTerry NelsonThomas168320
WisconsinBarlow / JacobusGays Mills228318
WyomingCorbin, AndyCheyenne149119
British ColumbiaScott CarleyLangly154317
AlbertaCrews, DonaldLloydminster188418
SaskatchewanMeyer, BrianGoodsoil1199.518
ManitobaBanman, CornieWinkler1660.519
OntarioHunt, Jane & PhilCameron195918
QuebecKline, ToddShawville187716
New BrunswickNorthrup, Bill&DawnSUSSEX181313
Nova ScotiaGraham, CarlDonkin181112
New FoundlandBill Williton
Prince Edward IslandEddy ShawCharlottetown162417
Yukon Territory    
Northwest TerritoriesAL HelmerHay River235 
MEXICOPancho Susy PetersCuauhtémoc Chihuahua
Australasian  kg =2.2 pounds 
 AustraliaBen Burma  1141 LBs 
New South WalesDale Oliver 743 KGS15
VictoriaPhillip McCauley 385.1 KGS12
W.AustraliaRobert Giumelli 361 KGS18
QueenslandRussell Vogel 355.2 kgs18
S.AustraliaKen & Rosemary Holden 440 KGS03
TasmaniaShane, Bella and Jess Newitt 455.5 KGS18
N. Territory    
A.C.T.John Paul 224.5 KGS 
New ZealandHarris, TimHamilton1781.318
AustriaMelka, FriedrichRiederberg1594.419
BelgiumWillemijns, MathiasDeurle2624.616
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-Yon169320
GermanyWeishaeupl, MarioWaldkirchen2020.518
GreeceCosta PapagiannisIoannina46311
HungaryHerman 25508
IrelandByrne, MichealCo Louth1166 lbs16
ItalyStefano CutrupiRadda in chianti2166 lbs18
LuxembourgDelles, Tom 957.69 lbs10
NorwayPhilip Lyding 701 lbs14
NetherlandsArnold HordeLeerdam1706.416
Poland Grzegorz Zolotucha 191819
PortugalSantos, Jose Ru Albufeira1,534.4020
SloveniaLovse, Janko 175114
SpainRuben MendiValtierra2551.920
SwedenJesper LidbergMotala1889 19
United KingdomPaton, Ian and StuartLymington2593.720
SwitzerlandBeni MeierPfungen2323.7 lbs14
CroatiaTomislav DurdevicViskovci939.115
ZimbabweLance Kennedy 62.2 KGS97
South AfricaPinkie Swart, Western Cape 1094.5 
JapanTomoaki NishiiHokkaido1303 lbs11
TurkeyAhmet Cayiroglu 164 lbs 
 Israel Ian Whyatt Upper Calilee 736LBS 
Russia645 kg18
South America

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

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    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 !

    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 or call 856-765-0118.


    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!


    It’s a great pumpkin.

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