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Participants in the annual Hoofer Sailing Club Pumpkin Regatta paddle the waters of Lake Mendota while riding inside giant pumpkins at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Oct. 10, 2015. (Photo by Bryce Richter / UW-Madison)

Looking for a fun fall event? Don’t miss the Giant Pumpkin Regatta! The event, which features students racing hollowed-out Atlantic Giant pumpkins rendered buoyant by tractor-tire inner tubes, is set to take place at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9 at the Memorial Union Terrace. There are 13 pumpkins currently being grown for this year’s race.

The event is sponsored by the Department of Horticulture, Hoofers, the Hoofers Sailing Club, and the Hoofers Scuba Club.