Iowa State Fair

Big Pumpkin

August 14, 2022

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.