You Don’t Want To Miss The Country’s Wackiest Pumpkin Festival Right Here In Oregon

On October 21, 2017 the annual West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta will take place in Tualatin. This is one of the Northwest’s most anticipated fall festivals and promises to provide a day of wacky fun for the whole family.

Visitors can take part in a variety of fun activities, including pumpkin bowling, face painting, archery, a pumpkin pie eating contest, pumpkin golf, arts and crafts, magic shows, the pumpkin weigh-off, and of course, the main event — the Regatta races. You definitely don’t want to miss seeing costumed characters paddling 1,000 pound pumpkins through the Lake at Tualatin Commons.

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Admission to the festival is free as are most of the activities. For a complete schedule of events, click here.

Have you attended the Giant Pumpkin Regatta in the past? We’d love to hear your experiences. What are some other fun fall festivals in Oregon?