Pumpkin Regatta 2014 (Photo)
August 28, 2014
The City of Tualatin announces the 11th Annual West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta
Have you ever seen gorillas, princesses, and aliens paddle 1,000 pound pumpkin boats in a wacky water race? If not, gather up all of your friends and family and come down to the 11th Annual West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta! The event is on Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Tualatin Lake of the Commons. This is a rain or shine event and there is no fee for admission. It's a tippy, zany, splashy good time as competitors vie for the ultimate honor - Regatta Champion! The Regatta is unlike any other event and attending has truly become a fall tradition for area families.
The Pumpkin Regatta is a series of wacky races around the Lake of Tualatin Commons in 1000 lb. pumpkin boats by costumed participants. The event also features music, pie eating contests, kids pumpkin carving, face painting, pumpkin golf, pumpkin bowling, a kids costume contest, Smokey and Rojo the Llama Boys, strolling entertainment, kids' train, inflatable obstacle courses, clown shows, hot food and drinks, and much more!
The Pacific Giant Vegetable Growers will hold the 15th 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 Tualatin Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 5k Regatta Run on Saturday, October 18, 2014 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 http://www.fitcitytualatin.com.
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 starting on September 12 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 and the Facebook page. The medallion finder will win a prize package including dinner for two at Hayden's Lakefront Grill in Tualatin, an engraved bronze medallion to keep, and a champion's ribbon!
The City will also be hosting a Regatta Geocaching event on Saturday, October 11. Watch for more details regarding this event on the City of Tualatin website and Facebook page.
For more information about the Regatta please go to http://www.tualatinoregon.gov
or call 503.691.3076.
Bring all your friends and family and join us at the 11th Annual West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta!
The Lake of Tualatin Commons is located at 8325 SW Nyberg Street, Tualatin, OR 97062.