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Thousands expected to attend Windsor annual pumpkin regatta

Last Updated Oct 14, 2017 at 12:00 pm ADT

About 70 PVC's -- that's personal vegetable crafts -- are expected to race this year.

WINDSOR — It is an unusual mode of transportation but more than 50 teams will be piling into pumpkins and crossing lake Pesaquid October 14 and 15.

The 19th year for the annual race is expected to bring in thousands of spectators.

Event organizer Danny Dill tells says the majority of pumpkins in the race come from his own farm.

He says 90 per cent of the pumpkins make it across the lake.

“Sometimes people try to carve out too much of the pumpkin to get off as much weight off as possible it to paddle but they really push the limit,” he says. “They leave just a bit of the shell and it cracks.”

The annual pumpkin weigh off was held on September 30 with the largest pumpkin coming in at 1,624 pounds.

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