'Tis the season for competitive vegetable growing, so get out those oversized gourds and let's see what you've got. If they're anywhere near the size of these mighty pumpkins from years past, well, carve us impressed.
Kyle and Janelle Koschmeder pose with their award-winning, 1,168-pound gourd, which was grown on a family farm in Montana. This 2013 beast had last year's pumpkin beat by more than 100 pounds. (AP Photo/Courtesy Kyle Koschmeder)
Little Elsie Davies is dwarfed by last year's first-prize-winning giant pumpkin at the Royal Horticultural Society's London Harvest Festival on Oct. 9, 2012. (REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett)
A boy looks at a giant pumpkin in the back of a pickup truck before the start of the 37th Annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off on Oct. 10, 2010, in Half Moon Bay, Calif. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
A young witch stands on a giant pumpkin at a park in Rust, southwest Germany, on Oct. 21, 2005. The pumpkin, which weighed in at 921-pounds, was one of the biggest pumpkins registered in Europe that year. (REUTERS/Vincent Kessler)
Steve Sperry of Johston, R.I., poses with his giant pumpkin that, at 1,253 pounds, won the All New England Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off, in Topsfield Mass., on Oct. 2, 2004. (AP Photo/Chitose Suzuki)
Bob Ford loads his prize-winning, 451-pound pumpkin on to a pulley on his farm in Coastville, Pa. The gourd took the Ford's three months to grow and ended up earning them $500 at a local state fair in 1976. (Bettmann/CORBIS)
It might seem down right dainty now, but this 159-pound pumpkin was a prize-winner at the Garden News Giant Vegetable Exhibition in London on Nov. 7, 1960. (J. Wilds/Keystone/Getty Images)