The winning pumpkin was grown by Gundega Neimane from the Kurmāle parish in Kuldīga.
While the Badovskis family of astute pumpkin growers took second and third place. Gatis Badovskis came in second with a 160.5 kg veggie and Daina Badovska with a monstrous 157.5 kg unit.
The owners of the great pumpkins were awarded Maxima gift certificates. Strongmen Agris Kazeļņiks and Aivars Šmaukstelis, under the lead of Armands Simsons.
The great pumpkins were subsequently fed to the animals at the Riga Zoo, with the coati enjoying the pumpkins as an afternoon snack.