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It's weigh-off time, a giant pumpkin weighoff. The (Credit: Steve Pfost)

It's weigh-off time, a giant pumpkin weighoff. The annual event at Hicks Nurseries in Westbury has in the past seen Long Island pumpkins weighing 876, 920 and 1,030 pounds. This year the winner weighed in at 1,019 pounds. (October 2, 2011)

Ninth Annual Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off

Scott Armstrong, 39, a loan officer from Commack who grew a half-ton pumpkin in his backyard, won the ninth annual Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off at Hicks Nurseries in Westbury Sunday, but did not match his 1,249-pound personal best.

Eli Finnick, left, 7, of Babylon and Nolan
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Eli Finnick, left, 7, of Babylon and Nolan Curto, right, 5, of Lindenhurst react to the largest pumpkin weighing in at 1,019 lbs in Westbury. (Oct. 2, 2011)

It's giant pumpkin weigh-off time. The annual event
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It's giant pumpkin weigh-off time. The annual event at Hicks Nurseries in Westbury has in the past seen Long Island pumpkins weighing 876, 920 and 1,030 pounds. This year's winner was a hefty 1,019 pounds. (Oct. 2, 2011)

Karen Musgrave and Scott Armstrong mark off the
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Karen Musgrave and Scott Armstrong mark off the current pumpkins in Westbury. (Oct. 2, 2011)

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Visitors to Hicks Nurseries in Westbury could see
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Visitors to Hicks Nurseries in Westbury could see the giant pumpkins waiting to be weighed. (Oct. 2, 2011)

It's pumpkin weigh-off time at Hicks Nurseries in
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It's pumpkin weigh-off time at Hicks Nurseries in Westbury. (Oct. 2, 2011)

Scott Armstrong celebrates his win sitting atop his
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Scott Armstrong celebrates his win sitting atop his pumpkin in Westbury. (Oct. 2, 2011)

Visitors to Hicks Nurseries in Westbury look at
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Visitors to Hicks Nurseries in Westbury look at the giant pumpkins waiting to be weighed. (Oct. 2, 2011)

Visitors to Hicks Nurseries view the giant pumpkins
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Visitors to Hicks Nurseries view the giant pumpkins waiting to be weighed in Westbury. (Oct. 2, 2011)

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Past pumpkin events at Hicks Nurseries have seen
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Past pumpkin events at Hicks Nurseries have seen Long Island pumpkins weighing as much as 1,030 pounds. (Oct. 2, 2011)

Jacob Pelletier brings in one of the first
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Jacob Pelletier brings in one of the first pumpkins to be weighed at the Hicks contest. (Oct. 2, 2011)

George Davis, of Ronkonkoma, celebrates the weight of
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George Davis, of Ronkonkoma, celebrates the weight of his pumpkin: 461 pounds. (Oct, 2, 2011)

A giant pumpkin has to be forklifted to
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A giant pumpkin has to be forklifted to the scale at the annual big-pumpkin event at Hicks Nurseries in Westbury. (Oct. 2, 2011)

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