The first-time entrant was awarded a grand prize of $16,450 with his giant pumpkin with a stuffed tiger doll named after the popular documentary.
Like most events this year, the annual Half Moon Bay Pumpkin festival was canceled because of the pandemic, but the weigh-off is on!
The 47th annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off begins Monday morning. First place will get $7 per pound. That's a lot of money considering the winners often weigh in at more than a ton.
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There's also a $30,000 prize if a grower breaks the world record. It was set in Germany in 2016, where it weighed in at 2,624 pounds.
You can watch the event through streaming on their Facebook page.
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