A 768-pound pumpkin took home the gold during the weigh-in at the annual Pumpkin Festival in Morton.
Toby Bragg, a buyer at the Nestle plant, had the local honor of towing the giant pumpkin during Saturday’s parade.
BRAGG: “We’ll take him back to the Libby’s plant in Morton, then it’ll go back to the owner."
REPORTER: "Is it going to be any good to eat?"
BRAGG: "No, I wouldn’t think so.”
The massive gourd was topped off with a gold crown.
The proud owner of the winning pumpkin, Joe House, owns a farm in Princeville called “The Pumpkin Place.”
Last year’s winning pumpkin weighed in at 965 pounds.
Morton, Illinois is the world’s largest producer of canned pumpkin.