STILLWATER, Minn. (WCCO) — If you’ve ever wished to paddle a giant pumpkin down a river, this weekend is your chance.
A pumpkin regatta on the St. Croix is part of this weekend’s Harvest Festival in Stillwater. Spokeswoman Cassie McLemore said yes, giant pumpkins do float.
And the friendly rivalry between a Wisconsin grower and a Minnesota grower will be laid to rest on Sunday when one of them is crowned the winner at Stillwater’s Harvest Festival. McLemore said it all begins with a single seed from a giant pumpkin and from there, it’s all up to chance and a lot of tender, loving care.
The festival also includes a giant pumpkin weigh-off, where two pumpkin-growing rivals from Minnesota and Wisconsin will try to tip the scale at more than 1,700 pounds.
NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s Laura Oakes Reports