Monday, November 3, 2014

October 18 - 19, 2014 Goffstown, NH Giant Pumpkin Regatta

This 20 minute video documents the wonderful celebration of Fall shared with the local communities by the town of Goffstown, New Hampshire.  A giant pumpkin weigh-in Saturday morning (the winner was 1,284 lbs) was followed by an afternoon of carving and decorating a selection of these same giant pumpkins in preparation for the next day' s Sunday afternoon Giant Pumpkin Regatta.

A Giant Pumpkin Regatta is a unique experience to see as captains dressed in unique costumes paddle inside giant 1,000 lb pumpkins up the Piscataquog River in a race solely for bragging rights "For best giant pumpkin boat."

Day 1
  • Morning Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off (Winner 1,284 lbs)
  • Afternoon Carving and Decorating of the Giant Pumpkins for the Sunday's Giant Regatta
  • Apple Slink Shot Contest
  • Learning to use a Fire Extinguisher
  • Physical Exercise Contest
  • Giant Pumpkin Boat Building
  • Fireman Mini-muster
Day 2
  • Pie Eating Contest
  • Small Pumpkin River Race
  • Giant Pumpkin Regatta
Click below to see the two days of the Pumpkin Regatta:

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