Clarence, NY -- The Great Pumpkin Farm in Clarence, New York hosted its annual "World Pumpkin Weigh Off" on Sunday.
First place takes home $5,000 and if you can break the World Record, which was set in Syracuse on Saturday of 2,000 pounds then you win $10,000.
Keith Seitz of Clarence shared some of his secrets in to growing a giant pumpkin, "You have to have the right seeds and a lot of time. It starts in April and we literally cut this thing off last night. It's a lot of water, a lot of fertilizer. About an hours worth of watering every day and fertilizer twice a week."
Seitz said that his pumpkin is so big that to cut it, he had to use a chainsaw.
First place went to Karl Haist of Clarence Center, New York, whose pumpkin weighed 1505.5 pounds. Second place was awarded to Quinn Werner of Saegertown Pennsylvania, whose entry weighed 1498 pounds.