We've all heard phrases like “broke the scales” and “record breaker” countless times before, but rarely are they used literally. Saturday at the Roland Pumpkin Fair, the winner of the Great Pumpkin Commonwealth weigh-off literally broke the scales, and set a new record.
For the second consecutive year, Winnipeg's 14 year old Milan Lukes came in first place, and while doing it, literally broke the scale used the weigh the giant pumpkins.
Our colleague Tyler Hildebrand MC'd the weigh-off, and spoke with Milan moments after the record breaking win.
It's estimated Milan's pumpkin weighed at least 1,389 pounds which would set a provincial record which had been 1,379 pounds set by Schanzenfeld's Henry Banman.
And how does Milan grow such large pumpkins?
So just what does Milan do with these monsters after the Fair? We asked him.
14 year old Milan Lukes from Winnipeg, for the second consecutive year the winner of the Great Pumpkin Commonwealth weigh-off at the Roland Pumpkin Fair.