Talk About Fun! They're Racing Their Prize-Winning Pumpkins
For giant pumpkin growers in the small Oregon city of Tualatin, competing on who can grow the heaviest squash wasn't fun enough.
14 years ago, inspired by their counterparts on the US east coast, they began a paddle race. Every autumn now, after the largest pumpkin is crowned, the growers carve out their prized squashes, save the precious seeds and test their buoyancy.
The West Coast Pumpkin Regatta is held in the fall and participants sit inside a giant pumpkin and race it across the lake dressed in their Halloween costume.
And it looks like so much fun!!