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Eric Squires of Massappeua gets a 100 pound (Credit: Randee Daddona)

Eric Squires of Massappeua gets a 100 pound pumpkin on his shoulder. Hanks Pumpkintown has everything from pumkin picking, wagon rides, an apple orchard, food, a playground and so much more. (Oct. 6, 2012)

Giant Pumpkins

They call them bounders-- giant pumpkins weighing well over 100 pounds are the eye candy at u-pick patches. What they cost, how people haul them home

Hicks Nurseries in Jericho hosts a Giant Pumpkin
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Hicks Nurseries in Jericho hosts a Giant Pumpkin Weigh-In. (Undated)

Giant pumpkins, some weighing 50-100 pounds, sit in
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Giant pumpkins, some weighing 50-100 pounds, sit in the field at Hank's Pumpkintown in Water Mill. (Oct. 6, 2012)

Giant pumpkins, some weighing 50-100 pounds, sit in
(Credit: Randee Daddona)

Giant pumpkins, some weighing 50-100 pounds, sit in the field at Hank's Pumpkintown in Water Mill. (Oct. 6, 2012)

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Big Mac pumpkins, weighing more than 100 pounds,
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Big Mac pumpkins, weighing more than 100 pounds, at Rottkamp's Fox Hollow Farm in Calverton, which has other U-pick pumpkins, as well as a farm stand, a children's area and a corn maze (Oct. 21, 2012)

Big Mac pumpkins, weighing more than 100 pounds,
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Big Mac pumpkins, weighing more than 100 pounds, at Rottkamp's Fox Hollow Farm in Calverton, which has other U-pick pumpkins, as well as a farm stand, a children's area and a corn maze (Oct. 21, 2012)

Rottkamp's Fox Hollow Farm in Calverton has everything
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Rottkamp's Fox Hollow Farm in Calverton has everything geared for fall from u-pick pumpkins, a farm stand, a children's area and corn maze.(Oct. 21, 2012)

David Mangiameli, 11, of Center Moriches gets a
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David Mangiameli, 11, of Center Moriches gets a hold of his favorite pumpkin at Rottkamp's Fox Hollow Farm. Rottkamp's Fox Hollow Farm in Calverton has everything geared for fall from u-pick pumpkins, a farm stand, a children's area and corn maze.(Oct. 21, 2012)

Maiya Ramos, 5, from Levittown searches for her
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Maiya Ramos, 5, from Levittown searches for her perfect pumpkin. Hanks Pumpkintown has everything from pumkin picking, wagon rides, an apple orchard, food, a playground and so much more. (Oct. 6, 2012)

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Melissa Santoiemma of Hicksville tries to carry her
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Melissa Santoiemma of Hicksville tries to carry her pick of the crop. Hanks Pumpkintown has everything from pumkin picking, wagon rides, an apple orchard, food, a playground and so much more. (Oct. 6, 2012)

Ed Balagot from Queens has a difficult time
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Ed Balagot from Queens has a difficult time lifting his choice pumpkin. Hanks Pumpkintown has everything from pumkin picking, wagon rides, an apple orchard, food, a playground and so much more. Giant pumpkins with some weighing 50-100 pounds sit in the field at Hanks Pumpkintown in Water Mill. (Oct. 6, 2012)

Hanks Pumpkintown has everything from pumkin picking, wagon
(Credit: Randee Daddona)

Hanks Pumpkintown has everything from pumkin picking, wagon rides, an apple orchard, food, a playground and so much more. Giant pumpkins with some weighing 50-100 pounds sit in the field at Hanks Pumpkintown in Water Mill. (Oct. 6, 2012)

Eric Squires of Massappeua gets a 100 pound
(Credit: Randee Daddona)

Eric Squires of Massappeua gets a 100 pound pumpkin on his shoulder. Hanks Pumpkintown has everything from pumkin picking, wagon rides, an apple orchard, food, a playground and so much more. (Oct. 6, 2012)

Ava Ramos, 2 and her sister Maiya, 5,
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Ava Ramos, 2 and her sister Maiya, 5, from Levittown get a ride in a wagon with their pumpkins at Hanks Pumpkintown in Water Mill. (Oct. 6, 2012)

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George Davis of Ronkonkoma celebrates the weight of
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George Davis of Ronkonkoma celebrates the weight of his pumpkin weighing in at 461 lbs. The annual event at Hicks Nurseries in Westbury has in the past seen Long Island pumpkins weighing 876, 920 and 1,030 pounds.

Colin French, 7, tries to lift his pumpkin
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Colin French, 7, tries to lift his pumpkin of choice at Hank's Pumpkintown in Water Mill. (Oct. 6, 2012)

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