Prize Pumpkins On Display

By WBNG News

October 31, 2011 Updated Nov 13, 2013 at 4:36 PM EDT

Windsor, NY (WBNG Binghamton) If you like Halloween and pumpkins, there's nothing more festive and scarier than a 1,200 pound Jack-O-Lantern.

That's just what you'll find on display outside Bob Bobier's home in West Windsor.

Bobier has been growing giant pumpkin since 1994. His biggest was in 2007. He grew a pumpkin that weighed more than 1,400 pounds.

Bobier took second place in Cooperstown a few weeks ago at the pumpkin weighing competing, having an official weight of 1,233 pounds. That pumpkin is on display for Halloween in his front yard, along with two other big ones from this year.

"Halloween is special because mainly all the work you put in your pumpkins to grow them all year and then when you get to finally show them, that's the culmination of all of the effort. It's a fun thing to do," said Bobier.

Bobier takes a year off in between growing because of the hard work it requires. He begins his season in April.

The giant gourds will be all lit up and glowing for trick-or-treaters on Halloween.

The Bobiers live on North Road in West Windsor and are welcoming all to stop by and take a peek at their prize pumpkins.