October 10, 2013
By October, competitive pumpkin growers have put in months of labor, gallons of water, and now, finally, they're getting ready for weigh-ins. NHPR’s Todd Bookman reports that in one family, bragging rights are also on the line.
TB: The Pattersons, Erin and Matt, live off a quiet road in New Ipswich. Dirt driveway on the left, beige house in the middle, pumpkins on the right.
MP: So this is it, this is Lola.
TB: Lola is the prize of the patch this year. She sits heavy in the garden, bigger than you can get your arms around.