Pumpkin Regatta

For the 15th year at the festival, courageous seafarers will race their giant pumpkin boats across the lake in the Pumpkin Regatta. If you are over 18, have access to a giant pumpkin, and think you have what it takes to cross the lake in these devious vessels, join us on the first weekend in October! 

Giant thanks to the 2023 prize sponsors: Kids Care Dental & Orthodontics and Sky River Casino.

Event Details

Sunday, October 8, 2023

  • Check-in: 9 am
  • Starting position lottery: 11:25 am
  • Splash-in: 11:30 am
  • Race begins: 12 noon


  • Entry fee: $5
  • Advanced registration is required.
  • Participants must be age 18 or older. 
  • Registration will close on Friday, October 6 at 5 pm.
  • Please review the official Regatta Rules & Information Packet (PDF) before registering.
  • Register online (external link) or by phone at 916-405-5600

Questions? Contact Elizabeth Rhoan at 916-405-5334.