It’s the Giant Pumpkin!

Jack and Pat Bacheler of Clayton with their 800-pound pumpkin.

Earlier this morning the giant pumpkin arrived at the Exposition Center for its 11-day reign over the  N.C. State Fair horticultural exhibits. This 799.6-pound pumpkin belongs to  Jack and  Pat Bacheler of Clayton.  Jack planted the pumpkin in June and spent about and hour and a half a day six days a week training the vines to form the root system needed to support a pumpkin of this size.
The pumpkin was certified two weeks ago at the Yadkin Valley Pumpkin Festival in Elkin.  If no other larger pumpkins come in, the Bacheler’s will take home the $300 prize money for their winner.  And, as one of the most popular photo spots on the fairgrounds, many fairgoers are sure to take home a photo in front of this hefty beauty.
If you have ever wondered how exactly a pumpkin of this size gets put in place at the fair check out the video link below:  “>It’s takes a team to unload the giant pumpkin…and a forklift

About Funhouse

On the blog I go by Fun House (AKA Heather Overton). At the Fair you'll find me checking out the blue ribbon winners or hanging out in Heritage Circle. It would be hard for me to pick a favorite part of the Fair, but I can tell you one thing I hate - leaving it on the last day. I can't wait for opening day!

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