I took these photos at the 2010 Giant Pumpkin Regatta, and they'll give you a sense of this unique and slightly insane New England fall event. Seeing goop scooped from 1,000-pound pumpkins is an experience in itself. When costumed paddlers climb inside these pumpkin boats for a madcap relay race on the waters of Lake Champlain, well... let me show you in these photos, rather than spill any more seeds.
Speaking of seeds, you'll likely be tempted to buy giant pumpkin seeds from the Vermont Giant Pumpkin Growers Association, which supplies the colossal pumpkins for the regatta. We had no luck growing our own gargantuan gourd, but there's always next year!
|Size Matters||What's the Weight?||Let the Carving Begin||Great Gobs of Goop|
|Scent of a Pumpkin||Pumpkin Picasso||Will They Float?||Well, Shiver Me Timbers|
|And They're Off!||Challenging Paddling||Quite a Scene||Keeping Their Cool|