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The 12th Annual West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta

Saturday, October 17, 2015 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 11 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. 

We will updating info on this year's event as we get it! We love our partners! Here are a few exciting things to look forward to at the 2015 Regatta:


Smokey and Rojo the llama boys will be on hand again this year from noon to 2pm! We are so excited to have these beautiful animals back to wow the crowd! Fun fact: The boys travel in a mini van that is all set up for their comfort and safety!

Drew Carney from KGW Newschannel 8 will be our emcee again this year! To see Drew's preview of last year's event check out the link below!

Wilsonville Toyota will be on site with iHeart Radio in the Toyota Fun Zone!

PEMCO Insurance is returning with the Pemco photo booth!

Heather Pearl will be back to entertain the crowd with her hilarious act.

Willowbrook Arts Camp will be doing crafts at the North end of the plaza again.

The Tualatin High School Marching Band will kick off the races with a pep rally on the plaza!

Mark Benthimer will do a stage show and strolling magic.


Whole Foods Market will be providing the hot food for the concessions stand again!

New Seasons Market will be on the plaza handing out some fall inspired treats!

Village Inn Restaurant is going to be hosting the pie eating contest with their amazing pumpkin pies!

Miss Hannah's Gourmet Popcorn will be selling their amazing kettle corn.

Lee Farms and their amazing pumpkin donuts, apple cider donuts, apple cider and caramel apples will be there!

Arts and Crafts

Regatta poster artist Brenna White will be at the Regatta selling her amazing art work!

The Tualatin Youth Advisory Council (YAC) will be hosting the pumpkin decorating and face painting station.

Live Laugh Love Glass will be selling their beautiful glass pumpkins.

Zach Saffron will be selling his carved pumpkins.

Stay tuned for more info...


Attached are two financial sponsorship packages. There are many types of sponsorship including financial, in-kind, or a combination of the two. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor please contact Heidi Marx at to discuss what works for you!

Booth Space/Vendors

The Regatta gets many requests from community groups that would like to set up a booth at the Regatta. While we would like to accommodate all requests, space at the Commons is limited. Booth space and vending at the Regatta is limited to Premier Sponsors, merchandise that is fall or harvest themed and food that has a fall or harvest feel. If you are interested in vending at the Regatta please complete the attached food or merchandise vendor application and return by September 11, 2015.

Paddling a Pumpkin

Check back for more information about paddling a pumpkin.

Regatta Run

The Regatta Run, 5K Walk or Run will be held in conjunction with the 12th 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
Tualatin, OR 97062