Grand Junction has a new king when it comes to giant pumpkins. This was the scene last weekend during the coronation.

A small crowd of people gathered at Black Carriage Furniture for the 2nd Annual Giant Pumpkin Contest. The goal to beat was 620 pounds. This year's champion blew that goal out of the water, coming in at a whopping 755 pounds.

The Grand Prize winner, Mike Bieser, received a check for $1,000.00. The pumpkin will now be carved and placed on display through Halloween at Black Carriage Furniture at 2580 US Highway 6 & 50.