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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Burlington Pumpkin Regatta - Part 1


Burlington, VT - This is the third Burington Pumpkin Regatta which takes place on Lake Champain. Here you can see the "boats", giant pumpkins which are donated by the Vermont Giant Vegetable Growers.


You can see the size in relation to this women. The weights ranged from about 700 to 1100 lbs.


This guy has claimed his craft.


A pumpkin is set up so you can take your photo with it, you head gets eaten.


The heavy artillery is brought out to cut the pumpkin.


This pumpkin is hollowed out so it can be ridden in. The seeds are saved and sold so you can grow one of these behemoths.


The pumpkins are loaded into the water with a tractor with a loader.


Here you can see one of the contestants riding her pony.


Closing in on the competition.


Her pumpkin was a bit out of control, it is not easy padding a pumpkin.


A pirate flying to Jolly Roger.


It was bedlam on the course.


Piloting the dragon ship, this was the eventual winner of the sponsored division of the pumpkin boats.


From planes to boats, he does it all.

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Burlington Pumpkin Regatta - Part 1

3 Comments:

At 2:34 PM, Blogger Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Oh my goodness those suckers are huge! I love all of the creative ways they are being used :)

 
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At 7:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fun shots, Bill! It was GREAT visiting with you and Wendy yesterday. We'll hafta get together again soon. Best of luck with The Grange House. It looks spectacular!

Mark
Mark Kimball Moulton

 

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