Top 10 Largest Pumpkins In The World & Records

World Largest Pumpkin Records

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

This is the current 2019 list of the Top 10 largest pumpkins grown to date.  The majority of these pumpkins were grown in the USA, but 3 of the largest pumpkins were grown in Europe.

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 Top 10 pumpkin growers.  If you want to see the pumpkin records, please scroll down the page.

10. 2283 pounds Barlow / Jacobus

2238 Pound 2018 pumpkin world Largest Pumpkin Records

This team just made the cutoff with a 2283 pounder.  They grew this pumpkin in Gray Mills, WI, and had it officially weighed in at the Bloomfield Giant Pumpkin Bash in 2018.

9.  2294.5 pounds by Alex Noel

2294 Alex Noel Largest Pumpkin Records

Alex grew this beast in Abington Pomfret, CT in 2019 and is proud to make the top 10.  Maybe this year he’ll better his weight.  His pumpkin was weighed in at the New England Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off

8. 2323.7 pounds by Beni Meier

2323,7 Largest Pumpkin Records

Beni is excited to grow this 2323.70 pound pumpkin in Pfungen Switzerland in 2014.  I would assume this is a record for Switzerland, but you have to scroll down the page to see all the pumpkin records for Europe.

7. 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 large prize money.  I wonder how much Joel made with this beast of a pumpkin.

6. 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

5. 2433.9 pounds by  Ian & Stuart Patron

2433 Patron Largest Pumpkin Records

Ian & Stuart are from Lymington, UK. This is the largest pumpkin to date grown in the United Kingdom.  I think they have the advantage of being close to the tropical ocean weather in the southern UK.  This pumpkin was weighed in at Royal Victoria Country Park.

4. 2469.5 pounds by Steve Daletas

2469 Daletas Largest Pumpkin Records

Steve is a seasonal grower who constantly grows large pumpkins.  This 2018 pumpkin was grown in Pleasant Hill OR, but it had a fault with the pumpkin and couldn’t win a ribbon.  Even if the pumpkin didn’t win a ribbon, it’s still a very large pumpkin.

3. 2517 pounds by Karl & Beverly Haist

2517 Haist Largest Pumpkin Records

What?  Karl has another large pumpkin?  Amazing.. This pumpkin was also grown in Clarence Center New York in 2019.

2. 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

1. 2624.6 pounds by Mathias Willemijns

2624.6 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.

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
FloridaAlan ReynoldsNew Smyrna Beach84008
GeorgiaGrizzle, TimBlairsville1,30617
HawaiiAaron Burkert 102309
IdahoSteffler, DJNampa140017
IllinoisMcMullen, GeneStreator2145.515
IndianaMark GoodmanMarion178119
IowaCarlson/Petersen, Dan/MarcClinton1800.519
KansasDonovan Madeau 125219
KentuckyBurton, Billy & LarryNancy157818
LouisianaBrodie GonsoulinYoungsville82809
MainePierpont, Edwin
Morgan, Elroy
MarylandEd FriendOkland110712
MassachusettsLancaster, WoodyTopsfield211619
MichiganBarron, DonLasalle211819
MinnesotaQualley, ChrisOtsego1918.516
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 Valley2090.517
Rhode IslandDick WallaceGreene226116
South CarolinaFrank & Tina FindersColumbia116409
South DakotaKevin MarshParker167410
TennesseeTerry, JasonOneida174218
TexasJessica SmithMount Vernon65706
UtahMatt McConkieMountain Green197417
VermontBoyce, Daniel & HollyBenson2017.518
VirginiaHank HoustonSpotsylvania1340.715
[1]Burchette, RobertLexington, NC151419
WashingtonJoel HollandSumner236317
West VirginiaRobert CyrusFort Gay1583.518
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 
MEXICOLupita CaroSanto Tomás
389 lbs00
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    
DenmarkLasse KoldingSandved994 451.4 kg12
EstoniaJuha OllilaSaremaa/Pihtla608.912
FinlandHamalainen, OvaskaienKuopio1578.512
FranceMedhi Daho 160910
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
PortugalMartino, Jose 945.819
SloveniaLovse, Janko 175114
SpainRuben MendiValtierra2183.719
SwedenAnders LiljaAlem1380,1 lbs09
United KingdomPaton, Ian and StuartLymington2433.918
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 

[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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