In 2004 the Pacific Giant Vegetable Growers were looking for a location to do an end-of-season paddle with a handful of giant pumpkins. Today the West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta, held at the Lake at Tualatin Commons, has grown into an event with a national reputation that draws thousands of people each year.
If you have never seen the Pumpkin Regatta then you probably have never seen costumed characters paddling 1,000 pound pumpkins around the Lake of the Commons in a series of wacky races.
Over the last 15 years the award-winning West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta has become Oregon's most anticipated Fall event. Spectators come from not only the Pacific Northwest but also from all over the United States and Canada. The event has been featured by a wide variety of local, regional, and national, and international media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, Southwest and Alaska Airlines magazine, AAA Via Magazine, CNN, the Travel Channel, Better Homes and Gardens, HGTV, Food Network Magazine, and much more.
The Regatta also includes pie eating contest, kids' costume contest, pumpkin golf, pumpkin bowling, clown shows, hot food and much more.
Admission to the festival is free as are most of the activities.
Lake of the Tualatin Commons
8325 SW Nyberg St, Tualatin, Oregon See Map
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