A 104.5 kilogram specimen proved the second-heaviest pumpkin seen at a North East festival in its seven-year history.
The Giant Pumpkin Competition and Harvest Festival and Creative Arts Festival at Murmungee on Saturday raised about $7000 for the region's halls and aged care services.
Kathy Dobson, who co-ordinated the event with Cecily Fletcher, said more than 1000 people attended the day.
"They just kept coming, the farmer that opened his paddock for parking certainly filled it," she said.
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David Hawkins took out the giant pumpkin section, with the winning exhibit dwarfed only by the 112kg winner in the festival's first year.
The children's category went to Graeme Blake for a 39kg pumpkin while Deb Tully's carved patterns earned her the best decorated pumpkin title.
Brooke Dalmastro won the best dressed section by creating a pumpkin person with a big smile and hat "saying 'Yuk, pumpkin soup!'".
Ms Dobson said the school holidays, good signage and increased passing traffic brought more visitors to the festival, including some holiday makers from Bendigo.
"We did have a lot more outside money coming in, I think," she said.
"Pumpkins, just because it's a point of difference, pumpkins because it's autumn."
Wooragee artist Catherine Stewart opened the art show on Friday night in a packed hall.
Celebrations of the hall's 150th anniversary last month included a Farm Gate Art Trail.
About 13 farm gates displayed art such as a tiger snake, Ned Kelly, pumpkins on bicycles and a kangaroo on a penny farthing.
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