This year’s Half Moon Bay World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-off was unlike any other on record. Sure, there were big pumpkins, music and appropriate fanfare, but unlike past contests, there were very few fans.

The COVID-19 crisis created the need to hold the contest away from its usual Main Street location. But even though the social event of the season was socially distant, the biggest boys were still able to make a quick roll through downtown after all was said and done.

Here’s a look from inside the pumpkin bubble.

— Photos by Adam Pardee

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