Big congratulations out to Maxwell Daley of Grayson County, Kentucky!  The 12-year-old  just won the Largest Pumpkin Contest at the Kentucky State Fair.  You won't believe how much his pumpkin weighed!

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Maxwell's pumpkin was a monster and weighed in at a whopping 582.5 pounds.  The official weigh in was Friday afternoon at the West Hall of the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center.  As you can see, that big ole pumpkin earned Maxwell quite a hefty pay day.  When asked his secret to growing such a big pumpkin, Maxwell simply revealed an obvious secret.  He said the real key is "a lot of fertilizer."

Well, it worked! Clearly!