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.
2019 WEIGH-OFF RESULTS
|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|
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|