A giant painted pumpkin appears ready to chomp down on a smaller pumpkin the Damariscotta Pumpkinfest in this 2011 file photo. Credit: Robert F. Bukaty | AP

DAMARISCOTTA, Maine — They’ve crowned the great pumpkin in a Maine town.

The biggest pumpkin at Sunday’s weigh off at the Damariscotta Pumpkinfest came in at a cool 1,832.5 pounds. Edwin Pierpont of Jefferson gets credit for growing the massive gourd.

The weigh-in is a prelude to the Pumpkinfest and Regatta in Damariscotta.

The pumpkins will be displayed, carved, painted and made into boats. The highlight is the pumpkin boat race in the town’s harbor on Monday.