2019 Results

2019 pumpkin weigh-off winner Leonardo Urena
Leonardo Urena from Napa, California, took top honors at today’s 46th Annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off with his 2,175-pound giant. The grand champion mega-gourd, along with the top four pumpkins from the weigh-off, will be on display at the world-famous Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival on October 19-20 from 9am to 5pm. 

Napa Grower Leonardo Urena Now a 2-Time Champion at Half Moon Bay’s Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off Capturing the Coveted Title With a Beautiful 2,175-Pound Beast

Mighty Mega-Gourd and Four Heaviest Overall Star at this Weekend’s Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival

It was a momentous reckoning day in the World Pumpkin Capital of Half Moon Bay, California.

Leonardo Urena’s goliath 2,175-pound mega-gourd won today’s 46th Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off in Half Moon Bay CA and set a new California record. Urena, a 51-year old winery landscape manager from Napa CA, won $15,225 in prize money and he and champion pumpkin will play a starring role at this weekend’s Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival, Oct. 19-20.

Complete results below.

Half Moon Bay Beautification Committee on stage

Half Moon Bay Beautification Committee on stage

Half Moon Bay High School Marching Band

Half Moon Bay High School Marching Band

Contender awaiting the scale

Contender awaiting the scale

Contender lifted for the scale

Contender lifted for the scale

Pumpkin lifted with harness

Pumpkin lifted with harness

Weigh-off contender on stage

Weigh-off contender on stage

Most beautiful pumpkins being judged

Most beautiful pumpkins being judged

Winning Pumpkin on the official scale

Winning Pumpkin on the official scale

2019 Winner Leonardo Urena

2019 Winner Leonardo Urena

Winner Leonardo Urena celebrates

Winner Leonardo Urena celebrates

2-time winner Leonardo Urena

2-time winner Leonardo Urena

Winner Leonardo Urena awarded Grand Champion Grower jacket

Winner Leonardo Urena awarded Grand Champion Grower jacket

Winner Leonardo Urena on stage

Winner Leonardo Urena on stage

Grand Champion Grower Leonardo Urena

Grand Champion Grower Leonardo Urena

Top ten winners list

Top ten winners list

Top four weigh-off winners

Top four weigh-off winners

2019 WEIGH-OFF RESULTS

Open Division

PLACE NAME CITY/STATE WEIGHT PRIZE MONEY
1st Leonardo Urena Napa, CA 2,175 lbs $15,225
2nd Reuben Frias Napa, CA 2,017 lbs $3,000
3rd Cindy Tobeck Olympia, WA 1,736 lbs $2,500
4th John Hawkley Napa, CA 1,727 lbs $2,000
5th Jack Larue Tenino, WA 1,492 lbs $1,000
6th Gary Miller Napa, CA 1,379 lbs $1,000
7th Ron Edwards Dallas, OR 1,374 lbs $1,000
8th Don Bollinger Monte Sereno, CA 1,045 lbs $1,000
9th Eric Carlson Portola Valley, CA 1,038 lbs $1,000
10th Clint Dyson Los Molinas, CA 965 lbs $1,000

Special Prizes

Biggest from State of California

1st Leonardo Urena Napa, CA 2,175 lbs $1,000

Biggest from the Coastside

1st John Muller Half Moon Bay, CA 881 lbs $1,000

Most Beautiful Pumpkin/Howard Dill Award

1st Eric Carlson Portola Valley, CA   $1,000

The Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off

Heavyweight Championship of Gargantuan Gourds
October 12, 2020 7am to 11am
Main Street, Half Moon Bay, CA