UPDATE 10/10/2018: Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled. With all of the recent rains, fields are soaked, and there isn’t a way to get a tractor into the field to lift and remove the giant pumpkins. Organizers promise that they will try again for next year.
Looking for a fun fall event? Don’t miss the Giant Pumpkin Regatta! The event, which features racers in hollowed-out pumpkins buoyed by tractor-tire inner tubes, will take place at 12 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Memorial Union Terrace.
The event is sponsored by the UW-Madison Department of Horticulture and the UW Hoofer Sailing Club.