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    Rhode Island Man Wins First Prize for 1-Ton Pumpkin
    Huge pumpkin that holds the world record at the Topsfield Fair wins, the “Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off,” in this photo from 2007. The pumpkin weighs 1,689 pounds.

    Oh my gourd!

    A Rhode Island man has won the prize for the heaviest pumpkin at the Topsfield Fair in Massachusetts with a fair record 2,114-pound gourd.

    The Salem News reports that Ron Wallace won the Topsfield Fair's All New England Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off on Friday for the third time and took home a prize of more than $8,500.

    Wallace, who lives in the Greene section of Coventry, Rhode Island, also won in 2006 and 2009.

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    Wallace says Topsfield is one of the top weigh-ins to win.

    Dan and Holly Boyce of Benson, Vermont, came in second place with a 2,017.5-pound gourd, and received a $3,000 prize. Scott Marley, of Bellingham, placed third and received a $1,500 cash prize with his 1,846.5-pounder.

    The Topsfield fair dates to 1818.

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