Small Town Finds A Crazy Use For Its Giant Pumpkins.
Damariscotta is a small town in Lincoln County, Maine with a population of just over 2,200 people. Every October, specifically on Columbus Day Weekend, locals enjoy a Pumpkinfest and Regatta featuring giant pumpkins.
According to the official site for the event, the mission is to help educate people about the specific agricultural science used in growing these gourds and also to provide local non-profit organizations with the opportunity to promote themselves through activities and fundraising.
Artists from all around Maine participate in the challenge of decorating dozens of Atlantic giant pumpkins to display around town. Visitors come from other places in New England and beyond to view these beauties. The Regatta, which involves boats made from pumpkin, is one of the most exciting features of the event.
Continue reading for photos and details of this unique event. This year's already passed but you can always plan to make a trip out there next year!
You're looking at a 1,266 lb pumpkin grown in Damariscotta, Maine. What do you do with something this massive?
Well, people in this town know how to answer that question. You can decorate it. We love the use of multiple pumpkins on this Alice-themed display.
Check out the detail on this fox! This proves that you don't have to be an expert carver to make beautiful pumpkin art.
Smaller pumpkins are entered into a derby. Looks like they run rain or shine!
The biggest event, however, is probably the Regatta. Here's a group of people preparing their pumpkin for the race.
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