Welcome to Damariscotta Maine. Home of the Pumpkin Festival & Pumpkin Regatta. Also home to a couple yummy restaurants and a place to get a cute purse. If you ever get to Maine and are planning a trip to Pemaquid Lighthouse, you should stop here first. Way too cute. Hey I should work for the Damariscotta Tourism folks.
Here was the scene.
This is the "Riv-ah"
Millions of Main-ahs. Ok just hundreds & some leaf peeping out of staters
Here is where it gets interesting. Not only is there a "largest pumpkin" contest but there were HUGE pumpkins everywhere that local artists took time to carve, decorate, paint & whatnot just for my photographing freakness.
Call me...Pumpkin Paparazzi
These are our friends from Ohio, the Looneys. Not like Looney Tunes. Well then again...
I thought of my friend Marty when I took this one.
Save the Ta-Tas!
How does one grow a 1471 lb pumpkin? I don't know. But it's definately cool.
The Main(e) Event: The Pumkin Regatta
Know what a Regatta is? Sure you do. It's a race with boats or ships. Well a pumkin regatta is a race with pumpkins. Er. What? Yes. A race with pumpkins. Pumpkins so big they are hollowed out and can support the weight of a person in the water then you race! OMG. Here are the photos to prove it.
The Modified Pumpkin. Def: large pumpkin; pimped or not pimped without motor (yes motor). User must use paddles.
Super Modified Pumpkin. Def: Large pumpkin, pimped or not pimped with a MOTOR. Yes. A MOTOR.
And the winner is:
I thought he was sinking but not so. His vessel was a pimped out pumpkin named Mexicali Blues.
Off to recover from this super long blog post.