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Giant pumpkin and watermelons break State Fair records

Hank Houston of Spotsylvania County grew the largest entry in this year’s Giant Pumpkin Contest at the State Fair of Virginia; his pumpkin weighed 1,203.2 pounds. The previous record, set in 2007, was 1,138 pounds for a pumpkin grown by William Layton of Nelson County.

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State Fair of Virginia competitions: One for every taste or talent

Competitions are a time-honored tradition at fairs across the country, and the State Fair of Virginia is no exception.