And the winner is…

Chris Stevens of New Richmond, Wis., celebrates his win at the "giant pumpkin weigh-off" at the Harvest Fest in Stillwater on Oct. 12. Stevens' pumpkin weighed 1,783.5 pounds, beating a pumpkn entered by Joe Werner of Richville, Minn. by only 4 pounds. Werner's pumpkin shattered the former state record of 1,630 pounds. (Gazette staff photo by Jonathan Young)
Chris Stevens of New Richmond, Wis., celebrates his win at the “giant pumpkin weigh-off” at the Harvest Fest in Stillwater on Oct. 12. Stevens’ pumpkin weighed 1,783.5 pounds, beating a pumpkn entered by Joe Werner of Richville, Minn. by only 4 pounds. Werner’s pumpkin shattered the former state record of 1,630 pounds. (Gazette staff photo by Jonathan Young)
Pumpkins in the "giant pumpkin weigh-off at the Harvest Fest in Stillwater Oct. 12 had to be moved by fork life. (Gazette staff photo by Jonathan Young) Chad Gehweiler, left, Pete Midthun, top right, and Chris Stevens, bottom right, lower a pumpkin onto the scale at the “giant pumpkin weigh-off” at the Harvest Fest in Stillwater Oct. 12. (Gazette staff photo by Jonathan Young) Scott Steil of Richmond, Minn., inspects the bottom of giant pumpkin before it is lowered onto the scale at the “giant pumpkin weigh-off” at the Harvest Fest in Stillwater Oct. 12. (Gazette staff photo by Jonathan Young) Third-place winner Scott Steil of Richmond, Minn., congratulates Stevens Oct. 12. (Gazette staff photo by Jonathan Young) Paige Fiedler, 7, of Holdingford, Minn., competes in the pie-eating contest at the Harvest Fest in Stillwater Oct. 12. Representatives from The Freight House, Brine's, Shanghai Bistro and Pub 112 represented their establishments in the 2013 Harvest Fest Pumpkin Regatta on the river Oct. 13. The winner of the regatta and returning champion was Brine's. (Gazette staff photo by Avery Cropp)
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Representatives from The Freight House, Brine's, Shanghai Bistro and Pub 112 represented their establishments in the 2013 Harvest Fest Pumpkin Regatta on the river Oct. 13. The winner of the regatta and returning champion was Brine's. (Gazette staff photo by Avery Cropp)