Have you ever been to the West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta?

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For some, this is a Halloween or Fall tradition. The family friendly event is held every year in Tualatin, Oregon. According to Tualatinoregon.gov:

The West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta is one of the most unique fall Festivals in Oregon. Since 2004 people from around the country gather to witness costumed characters paddling inside giant pumpkins in a series of races. This fun filled weekend includes Pumpkins and Pints, a giant pumpkin weigh-off, Regatta Run, and Regatta festival and pumpkin races.

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When is this year's West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta?

Set the date for Sunday, October 22nd. The FREE event is held at Lake of the Commons (8325 SW Nyberg St, Tualatin, OR  97062) from 10 am till 4 pm. The pumpkin races are are at 12 pm and 2 pm.

Who supplies the giant pumpkins for the Regatta races?

Pacific Giant Vegetable Growers - pgvg.org
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The Pacific Giant Vegetable Growers and their members supply all the giant gourds for the event. According to the website, they "Grow 'Em BIG!"

The Pacific Giant Vegetable Growers (PGVG) is an association of gardeners focused on the fun-filled, competitive hobby of growing obscenely large vegetables. While Atlantic Giant pumpkins and squash are often the show-stoppers, we grow and recognize all fruits and vegetables on the international competition list defined by the Great Pumpkin Commonwealth (GPC). We host annual weigh-offs, as well as other community events, including the West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta.

You might want to start planning your trip to Tualatin, OR sooner than later. The Pumpkin Regatta Events weekend will be a blast! Check out video from last year's Regatta! (courtesy of Wild Travels)

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