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The super sized pumpkin grown by Pete and Alba Caspers of Peosta bested the competition, tipping the scale at 1,281 pounds, to win First Place and a $1,850 cash award in the Big Pumpkin Contest, judged Friday, August 12, at the 2022 Iowa State Fair.
Don Young and Tommy Rhodes of Des Moines claimed Second Place and $800, with a 1,046-pound pumpkin. Dave Davis of Bloomfield took home Third Place and $450, with a 1,018-pound pumpkin.