Great Pumpkin Paddle


Save the date, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, for the region's ultimate family Fall celebration, the Pittsburgh Monster Pumpkins Festival.
Pittsburgh’s signature Fall festival, Pittsburgh Monster Pumpkins Festival, features tons of FREE family fun including foods and crafts, free pumpkin giveaway and plenty of giant pumpkin excitement.

Rowing photos credit: “West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta” Tualatin, Oregon

Unlike Any Regatta You’ve Ever Seen!

Oh, it’s happening baby. The unique characteristic of giant pumpkins, outside of their humongous size of course, is their buoyancy. They float like a boat…and what better way to “flaunt the float” than with a race, or two, or more that pits Pittsburghers of all shapes, sizes, and status [surprise celebrities are expected] against each other in one literally colossal competition?

A giant, 1,000 pound pumpkin getting prepped for racing.
A small cut-out allows a rower to kneel inside the pumpkin. The fruits are exceptional floaters and used in pumpkin boat races.

Want to Get in the Race?

Become one of the select “Pumpkin Pilots” to paddle one of these gargantuan gourds down the Allegheny and create the memory of a lifetime.
Click Here NOW!!…for a Chance to Guide a Giant Gourd to Victory on the Allegheny River. Just Like and Re-post the Image on Our Original Facebook Post and We’ll Let You Know if You’re One of the “Prized Pilots” Chosen. Get Ready, Get Set, Get Wet! Good Luck!

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