The 11th Annual West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta
Saturday, October 18, 2014 10am-4pm at the Tualatin Lake of the Commons - 8325 SW Nyberg St
If you’ve never been to the West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta odds are you’ve never seen anyone sit inside a giant pumpkin let alone race one across a lake dressed as a superhero or the tooth fairy.
Over the last 10 years the award-winning West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta has become Oregon's best October 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 media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, CNN, the Travel Channel, Better Homes and Gardens, HGTV, and Food Network Magazine.
Admission to the festival is free as are most of the activities. The only activities that have a fee are the inflatable obstacle course and the kids' train which are both $2.00. There is also a charge for the small pumpkins for decorating ($3.00). All proceeds support the Tualatin Youth Advisory Council. You can pay cash at the activity or buy a ticket at the souvenir tent if you would like to use a credit card. Face painting and balloon twisters accept tips. Pumpkin golf, pumpkin bowling, pie eating contest, costume contest, clown shows, and magic show are free.
2014 Schedule of Events
- 8:00 Pumpkins begin to arrive
- 9:00 Regatta Run begins at Tualatin Community Park
- 10:00 Terminator Weigh Off begins
- 10:30 Mz Pearl’s Variety Show
- 11:00 Mark Benthimer Magic Show
- 11:30 Village Inn Pie Eating Contest
- 12:00 Smokey and Rojo the Llamas arrive
- 12:15 Costume Contest
- 1:00 Mz Pearl’s Variety Show
- 1:30 Mayor Ogden Welcome and Sponsor Recognition
- 1:40 TuHS Marching Band Pep Rally
- 2:00 Regatta Races Start
- 4:00 Event Closes
Activities throughout the day:
- Pumpkin Golf
- Face Painting
- Willowbrook Arts Camp Tent
- Bounce House
- Pumpkin Bowling
- Pumpkin Carving and Decorating
Vendors and Booths
- Souvenir tent- selling Regatta t-shirts, posters, and coloring books
- New Seasons Market
- Whole Foods Market
- PEMCO Insurance photo booth
- Wilsonville Toyota activity zone
- Miss Hannah’s Popcorn
- Lee Farms
- Roswell Flight Team
- KIND Bars
- Artist Brenna White-Regatta poster artist
- Live Laugh Love Glass
- Red Sled Bazaar
- Nothing Bundt Cakes
- Tualatin Police
Paddling a Pumpkin
Registration for paddling a pumpkin in the 2014 Regatta is now closed.
The Regatta Run, 5K Walk or Run will be held in conjunction with the 11th Annual West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta.
The race was created in honor of Corporal Matthew Lembke, who lost his life from wounds sustained on his third tour of duty in Afghanistan. To celebrate Matt’s character and service, a scholarship fund has been created in his name. Each year, scholarships will be awarded to one or more Tualatin High School graduating seniors.
For information on the event and a link to register visit the Regatta Run website.
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Map and Directions
8325 SW Nyberg Rd