The former record for world’s largest pumpkin was broken this year by Christy and Nick Harp of Jackson Township, Ohio. Nick and Christy Harp brought an Atlantic giant pumpkin weighing 1,725 pounds to the annual Ohio Valley Giant Pumpkin Growers weighoff last Saturday. The Jackson High School teacher won $2,500 and set the record. See the photo below of the world's largest pumpkin.

World's Largest Pumpkin
On the other hand, Scott Cully, 49 from Eugene is the current holder of Guinness Book of World Records for the world's largest Jack-o-Lantern. In fact, he has set and broken that record five times in recent years, most recently two years ago when he carved what was then the world’s largest pumpkin, 1,689 pounds just outside Providence, Rhode Island.

When asked how he began doing it, this was what Cully said:
“I do this for fun. It keeps me in the pumpkin-growing community that I was a part of once, and that’s a blast.”

“I do this to show what can be done with pumpkins, especially for children. To really show that you can be creative, without any fancy training, without any fancy tools. That’s probably the most rewarding part of this for me, to see a kid who actually listens and takes it upon himself to carve a pumpkin. It doesn’t have to be a huge pumpkin, just any pumpkin.”
Scott Cully’s latest jack-o-lantern creation will be on display at the Fifth Street Public Market through Halloween.

World's Largest Jack-o-Lantern
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Watch this awesome video of Scott Cully carving a Jack-o-Lantern here.