First-prize winner Woody Lancaster of Topsfield is hoisted into the air by his son Alan, left, and fellow pumpkin grower John Doucette of Ipswich at the conclusion of the 30th New England Pumpkin Contest on Friday evening at the Topsfield Fair. Lancaster grew the 1,746-pound pumpkin in his yard.
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