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Huntsburg Pumpkin Festival Winners

Huntsburg Pumpkin Festival Royalty for 2019 are (back , l-r): Junior Queen,Hannah Benesh and Senior Queen, Auddia Pringle. (front, l-r) Tot Queen, Jolee Kumher and Tot King, Logan Goodwill. (MP Photos/Neil Hunt)

The 50 years of pumpkin competitions took place on Oct. 5 and 6 in Huntsburg. The 2019 queens and kings were selected. Breads, cakes, cookies and pies made of pumpkin were entered with contestants anxiously awaiting the results. Giant pumpkins were on display for the crowds to admire. Best of Parade categories were awarded and car show winners were announced. Congratulations to this year’s winners and a big thank you to the Huntsburg Pumpkin Festival Committee and event volunteers and sponsors for making this a great year.


Senior Queen – Auddia Pringle

Junior Queen – Hannah Benesh

Tot Queen – Jolee Kumher

Tot King – Logan Goodwill

Giant Pumpkins:
First – Jerry Rose Jr. and son Jerry, 1381 pounds

Second – Russell Schwendeman, 103 pounds

Third – Dick Vandevander, 67.5 pounds

Field Pumpkins:
First – Jerry Rose Jr. and son Jerry, 100 pounds

Second – Judy Rogers, 67.5 pounds

Parade Marshall: Huntsburg Grange #2541 

Best Themed Float:
First – Tim Frank Septic

Second – Todd and Kurt

Second – Breeders ‘N’ Feeders 4-H

Third – Huntsburg Awana

Best Marching Group:

First – Cardinal Marching Band

First – Geauga Highlanders Bagpipes

Second – Cardinal Cheerleaders

Best Animal:

First – Valley View Pony Cart

Most Supported Fire Dept.:

First – Middlefield Fire Dept.

Second – Hambden Fire Dept.


First – Jerry Rose Jr. and son Jerry, 22 inches

Decorated and Carved Pumpkins:

Youth Carved – First – Clara Pilarczyk

Youth Decorated – First – Skyler Leni

Adult Carved – First – Caleb Mcbride

Adult Decorated – First – Rachael Madar

Car Show Saturday Winners:

People’s Choice – John Reid, 1957 Chevy

Driver’s Choice – Blaine Grimmett,
1965 Belvidere

Kid’s Pic – Joshua Kochy, Unimog

Car Show Sunday Winners:

People’s Choice – John Reid, 1957 Chevy

Driver’s Choice – Sue Maddox, 1929 Ford

Kid’s Pic – Ray Graham, 1957 Alfa Romeo

Baking Breads

First – Julie Mordesonen

Second – Paula Baker

Third –  Justin Mcfadden


First – Paula Baker

Second – Cindy Smith

Third – Linda Wiggins


First – Kathy Uncapher

Second – Matthew Gaylord and
Hailee Jones

Third – Melitza Matos


First – Kathy Uncapher

Second  – Megan Maddox

Third – Sebastian Karsikas

Other – First – Cindy Smith

Second – Evelyn Bluhm

Third – Cindy Smith

Best In Show:

Cindy Smith, Layered Ginger Snap Dessert

Kids Pies – Thomas Skytta

Other – Sarah Skytta


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