Pumpkin Regatta in Burlington

Burlington, Vermont, uses pumpkins as more than just jack-o-lanterns in October - they make boats out of them! October 9 is the Pumpkin Regatta - here’s how they describe it:

Different teams of racers paddle giant hollowed out pumpkins (1,000lbs.+) boats on Lake Champlain to compete for the Giant Pumpkin Trophy.  There is also a fun-filled family festival that includes local food vendors providing yummy fall treats, craft vendors, kids’ activities, pie eating contests, and a fall inspired pet costume contest!

How awesome does that sound?!

Yep, that’s awesome.