Tracadie man's giant pumpkin nets top spot at provincial festival

Glowing jack-o'-lanterns line the ground people light pumpkins during the 3rd Annual Christie Pits Pumpkin Parade at Christie Pits Park in Toronto Monday, November 1, 2010. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

A  pumpkin weighing a whopping 1,058 pounds took top spot at the Provincial Giant Pumpkin Festival in Neguac over the weekend.

It was grown by Aldeoda Losier of Tracadie and was about 15 pounds heavier than second place.

The second place finish went to Laurent Mallet of Shippagan while the third place finish went to Daryl and Maureen of Tingley of Fredericton, whose pumpkin weighed in at a respectable 1,002 pounds.

But that's nowhere near the largest pumpkin he's ever grown.

Losier says his personal best was 1,121 pounds.

(with files from the Acadie-Nouvelle)