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Pumpkin Regatta
Pumpkin Regatta
The City of Tualatin Announces the 13th Annual West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta (Photo) - 09/14/16

The City of Tualatin announces the 13th Annual West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta

Gather all of your friends and family and come down to the Lake of the Commons for the 13th Annual West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta! The event is on Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 10:00am to 4:00pm. This is a rain or shine event and there is no fee for admission. The Regatta is unlike any other event and has become one of the most anticipated fall events in the Northwest. Watch costumed characters paddle 1,000 pound pumpkin boats in a series of wacky races.

The Pumpkin Regatta also features music, pie eating contests, kids pumpkin carving/painting, face painting, pumpkin golf, pumpkin bowling, a kids costume contest, Smokey and Rojo the Llama Boys, strolling entertainment, clown shows, hot food and drinks, and much more!

The Pacific Giant Vegetable Growers will hold the 17th Annual Terminator Weigh-Off in conjunction with the Regatta and the largest of the large pumpkins will be awarded cash prizes. Come early to watch the parade of giant pumpkins arriving at the Commons. You'll be amazed!

The Regatta wouldn't be possible without our Premier sponsors: A Group Real Estate, Comcast, New Seasons Market, Pacific Giant Vegetable Growers, PEMCO Insurance, Terra Firma Foundation Systems, Whole Foods Market, and Wilsonville Toyota. Community Sponsors and In-Kind partners include Cabela's, Citizen's Bank, Lee Farms, NW Natural, Starbucks, Umpqua Bank, Village Inn Restaurant, and Willowbrook Arts Camp.

The Tualatin Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 5k Regatta Run on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 9:00 AM. The Regatta Run honors CPL Matthew Lembke, who lost his life from wounds sustained on his third tour of duty in Afghanistan. To celebrate Matt's character and service, the run was created to raise money for a scholarship fund in his name. To register for the Regatta Run please go to

Love searching for treasure? Everyone is invited to join in the Regatta Medallion Hunt. Clues will be announced weekly on the City of Tualatin website and in The Times starting on September 15 and will provide hints to the location of a bronze medallion hidden somewhere in the city. Clues and rules will also be posted on the City's website. The medallion finder will win a duplicate bronze medallion to keep, and a champion's ribbon!

For more information about the Regatta please go to or call 503.691.3076.

The Lake of Tualatin Commons is located at 8325 SW Nyberg Street, Tualatin, OR 97062.

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