Photo by Reed Tychonski

The 1,503 pound pumpkin, which took first place at this year's Barnesville Pumpkin Festival, was sold at auction Saturday evening. Riesbeck's food markets purchased the giant squash for $2,000.00 dollars. Pictured from left to right are Festival President Tim Rockwell, Treasurer Tracey Childs, and Scott Briggs, store director of Riesbecks in Barnesville.

The record setting pumpkin will be on display at the Barnesville Riesbecks for the next week.