Don’t Miss The Biggest Pumpkin Festival In Oregon This Year, The West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta
There are fall festivals, and then there are fall festivals. We’re not talking about a few sorry pumpkins and tractor rides; we’re talking about costumed contestants racing inside hollowed-out, thousand-pound pumpkins. Started in 2004 by the Pacific Giant Vegetable Growers who wanted to do a small paddle with a handful of gigantic gourds (you know, like you do), the West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta in Tualatin, Oregon, now attracts thousands of spectators each year, and is easily the most fabulous fall festival in the country!
Did you know about this epic pumpkin regatta in Oregon? It certainly is something you have to experience! Learn more about this year’s West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta by visiting the official event website or Facebook page.
For more seasonal fun in the Beaver State, put these nine hidden gems on your fall bucket list.
West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta
What are some other can’t miss fall festivals in Oregon?
For those looking for the pumpkin-and-apple kind of farm festival, Oregon Heritage Farms is pretty darn near perfect. In fact, if fall is your seasonal spirit animal, we have an apple orchard that you’ll definitely want to check out. In Hillsboro, the folks at Oregon Heritage Farms are busy harvesting this year’s bounty. Honeycrisp, Gala, Gravenstein… right now, the fields at this family-run farm are flush with fresh, fragrant apples. Come and pick up a bushel of freshly harvested apples, and enjoy a homemade apple cider donut and slushie. Mingle with friendly farm animals, and pick up a pumpkin for your front porch. Each fall through November, this delightful little farm is a must-visit in Oregon!
In addition to the West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta, the Lincoln City Fall Kite Festival is another can’t-miss, only-in-Oregon event. Every year, Lincoln City hosts two kite festivals; one in the spring, the other in the fall. The festival kicks off each morning with demonstrations from pro kite fliers. Watch them navigate their colorful, intricate kites as they dip, dodge and tumble in the sky above. Big show kites will cruise overhead all day long during both days of the festival. You won’t believe the size of some of these kites! While not your typical fall festival, this is a quirky and delightful fall event that absolutely belongs on your “fall in Oregon” bucket list.