Pumpkin Regatta: the 20th annual event with some double and even triple teams competing in Windsor-West Hants on Lake Pisiquid on Sunday, October 14, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

Pumkin Regatta celebrates 20th anniversary

The Pumpkin Regatta, is the hilarious tradition that takes place on Lake Pisiquid, in what they call “Big Pumpkin Country” in Windsor, Nova Scotia.

And they are big pumpkins. Racers hollow out the giant gourds, cutting the top off just enough to allow participants in, but not the water, as they race across the 800 metre course.

Pumpkin Regatta participants competing in the “single’ event in the 20th annual Windsor-West Hants Pumpkin Festival on Lake Pisiquid in Windsor, N.S., on Sunday, October 14, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese

They compete in different categories, such as single entries, double entries, and best decorated.

The big anniversary took place on Sunday, October 14, 2018. Marc Montgomery covered the Pumpkin Regatta’s 15th anniversary. 

Categories: Arts & Entertainment, Environment & Animal Life, Society

Do you want to report an error or a typo? Click here!

For reasons beyond our control, and for an undetermined period of time, our comment section is now closed. However, our social networks remain open to your contributions.