Where to See the Biggest Giant Pumpkin in Tennessee
The Great Pumpkin has come to Lower Broadway in Nashville.
It wasn’t heralded in by Charlie Brown, but the Tennessee record-setting pumpkin has found its fall home in front of Savannah’s Candy Kitchen of Nashville, located at 310 Broadway.
The pumpkin, grown by Jason Terry of Oneida, smashes all previous Tennessee records, weighing in at a whopping 1,742 pounds and topping last year’s record-setter of 1,594 pounds. It measures approximately 5 feet by 5 feet. This year’s winning pumpkin was weighed at a GPP official scale in Burton, Kentucky.
Terry, a northeast Tennessee farmer, has a long history of growing giant pumpkins and last had Tennessee’s largest pumpkin three years ago at 1,577 pounds.
“I started planting pumpkin seeds April 20 for this year’s crop,” Terry says. “I knew this pumpkin was special. Some pumpkins just want to grow, and this was one of those. I’m kind of sad to see it go.”
The giant pumpkin is expected to be displayed outside the Lower Broadway candy store throughout the month of October.
Savannah’s Candy Kitchen of Nashville, opened locally since 2012, will offer all things pumpkin spice during the fall season, including house-made ice cream, fudge, chocolate bark, caramel corn and other sweet treats.