Competing in the Pumpkin Patch

By: AP
By: AP

ST. JOHNS, Mich. (AP) -- Giant pumpkin growers from the Great Lakes region will be vying for bragging rights in mid-Michigan.

Andy T's Farm Market near St. Johns is set to host the Great Lakes Commonwealth Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off contest on Saturday.

Andy and Sunday Todosciuk have hosted the contest for the past 17 years at their market.

Registration begins at 8 a.m., with the weigh-off starting at 11. The winners will be announced by the early afternoon.

Andy T's also is offering hayrides to the pumpkin patch, a 6-acre corn maze, petting farm and apple orchard. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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