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)

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