Pumpkin regatta

  • Produced by: DAVE DENNEY
  • Updated: October 14, 2012 - 6:22 PM

The Third Annual Pumpkin Regatta was held Sunday afternoon, October 14, 2012 as part of the Stillwater Harvest Fest & Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off. Paddlers representing four establishments in town paddled giant pumpkins about 100 yards in a race down the St. Croix River at Lowell Park in downtown Stillwater, Minn. Cassandra Martin, representing the Freight House, took second place with a dog paddle technique. "It was a lot harder than I thought it would be," she said. "I've got strong arms, though, from carrying around my 36 lb. daughter, Lucia, though!". The all-volunteer community festival benefits Valley Outreach and other local organizations.