New national and NYS record pumpkin weighs in at 2,554 pounds
CLARENCE, N.Y. – On Saturday, the National Record and the NYS State Records, were broken for the largest pumpkins. It weighed in at 2,554 pounds, by local grower Scott Andrusz from Williamsville. The Pumpkin will be on display through October 16th at the Great Pumpkin Farm in Clarence.
The Great Pumpkin Farm also saw the first 1000 lb. pumpkin during its 1996 Fall Festival , 1,061 pounds, and it went right into the Guinness Book of World records. Since then they have been seeing pumpkins not only 1000lbs, but over 2000lbs.
As with every weekend at this annual fall attraction tradition, there’s something for everyone, including amusement rides; hayrides; corn maze; apple cannons; the pumpkins and mum patch; pumpkin cannon; Apple Cannons; shooting gallery; homemade donuts, pies, cookies and pastries; Halloween decorations and special events, such as IndePumpkins Day, the Pumpkin Olympics, Pumpkin Drop and more.
The Fall Festival runs weekends through Monday, October 31 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Festival also runs on Monday, October 10 (Columbus Day) from 10 a.m. to 7p.m.
The Great Pumpkin Farm is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 7pm from now through Monday, October 31. There is NO admission on weekdays, except on Columbus Day, October 10.
Admission to the Fall Festival is $12.00/person; children two and under free; seniors 65 and older are $10.00
The Great Pumpkin Farm is located at 11199 Main Street in Clarence and features free, onsite parking.