Photos: Smashing Pumpkins: Squashes splatter to the ground with prizes inside

Published: Wednesday, Oct. 31 2012 1:00 p.m. MDT

Spectators watch as a 400-pound pumpkin explodes on a file cabinet after getting dropped from a crane in West Valley City Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, during Utah's first Giant Smashing Pumpkins.

Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News

WEST VALLEY CITY — It was raining pumpkins at the Maverik Center on Wednesday.

Utah's first Giant Smashing Pumpkins event saw the squashes splatter in the arena's parking lot. The pumpkins were full of prizes that spectators then scrambled to claim.

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