Sunday, October 7, 2012
Burlington Waterfront: 10-3pm
Races begin at noon!
The New England Federal Credit Union Giant Pumpkin Regatta & Festival is hosted annually by LLL, the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce, and the Vermont Giant Vegetable Grower's Association to help raise funds for LLL's youth leadership program, PILOT.
So what happens? Different teams of people (pumpkin sponsors, local celebrities, media personalities, PILOT students, etc.) race in giant hollowed out pumpkins (1,000lbs. +) on Lake Champlain. 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!
Click here to download the Sponsorship Form.
Click here to download the Vendor Registration Form.
Past Pumpkin Regattas have intrigued many people and the event has received press nationally, as well as regionally and locally. The event has been spoofed on Saturday Night Live, has made Sports Illustrated’s Craziest Competitions list and been shown on ESPN 360. Click here for a list of media coverage and videos.
This event is hosted annually by the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce and Linking Learning to Life to raise funds for their youth leadership program, PILOT.
New England Federal Credit Union
Ben & Jerry's
Greater Burlington Industrial Corp.
Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce
Church Street Marketplace
Dealchicken/Burlington Free Press
O'Brien Brothers Agency, Inc.
Goodwill of Northern New England
Jo Ann Thibault
The Haunted Forest
Sam Mazza's Farm
Casella Waste Systems
Super Sounds DJ Co.
Amalgamagted Culture Works