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Now You Know: The West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta

Written by on October 15, 2020

There are many strange Halloween traditions, but this has to be one of the best.

Every year in the town of Tualatin Oregon, the West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta takes place.  You might be wondering what exactly that is, but it’s exactly what it sounds like – a watercourse where participants try to paddle their way to victory on giant pumpkins.

And this regatta is nothing new.  It’s been taking place since 2004.  

It’s a very important event for the locals and there is a pumpkin parade before all the events begin.  The contestants all dress up in Halloween costumes while they ride their 1,000-pound pumpkins.

It honestly sounds like a ton of fun and I would love to participate someday.

Also involved in this unique event are a costume contest, face painting, pumpkin carving, pumpkin golf, and live music.

Traditions like these are what makes Halloween such a fun and special holiday.

Fall is always a great time in Wyoming and if you’re out in the backcountry, stay safe out there.  The Shoshone National Forest recently shared some great fall safety tips.  Check those out below.

Shoshone National Forest Shares its Fall Safety Tips

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