Giant Pumpkin Contest

October 8, 2012 - 4:34 PM
Thad Starr from Pleasant Hill, Ore. poses with his children Danika, center, and Derek, left, after winning the Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Festival Weigh-off contest in Half Moon Bay, Calif., Monday, Oct. 8, 2012. The pumpkin weighed 1,775 pounds, making it a new California record. Starr wins six dollars for each pound, which equals $10,650. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)