10/12/2014 01:51 EDT | Updated 12/12/2014 05:59 EST

Pumpkin heavyweights battle it out at Langley weigh-in

Growers from across the Lower Mainland brought their giant pumpkins to Aldor Acres in Langley Saturday in the third annual "Giant Pumpkin Weigh Off."

The winner, the large pumpkin shown here weighed 533 kg (1177 lb ) easily beating out last year's heavyweight which tipped the scales at 473 kg (1044 lb).

A new addition to this year's event was a live auction of around 15 pumpkins weighing 90kg to 360 kg (200 to 800 lb) with proceeds to the local Salvation Army.