If we had any ounce of adventurousness in us on this rainy morning, we'd be on the road to Half Moon Bay for the 38th Annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off, which we just read about on FunCheapSF.

The current world record for heaviest pumpkin to beat is 1,810.5 pounds, which was set last year at a GPC Weigh-Off in Stillwater, Minnesota. The top local pumpkins from the past two years weighed in at 1,535 pounds in 2010 and 1,658 pounds in 2009.

Bay City News calculates that "[t]he biggest pumpkin will fetch a prize of $6 per pound--possibly over $10,000 -- and prizes will be awarded for second through 10th place."

Those wishing to witness the champion mega-pumpkin and the five championship runner-ups in person can check them out at Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival next weekend. You can even get your photo taken alongside the giant gourd.