Giant pumpkin contest carries on despite Topsfield Fair's cancellation

JAIME CAMPOS/Staff photo Tom Keenan of Swampscott holds up a marker indicating the weight of his pumpkin at 1,440 pounds during the annual giant pumpkin weigh-off Friday. The Essex Agricultural Society, the organization that runs the fair, worked with the New England Giant Pumpkin Growers Association to host a socially distant contest at the Topsfield Fairgrounds amid the coronavirus pandemic.