Windsor - West Hants Pumpkin Festival

Pumpkin Weigh-Off and Regatta

Public Bulletin
~ 2019~
Located In Windsor
Where To Find Us
Weigh-Off and Competitions: Dill Family Farm
400 College Rd
Windsor, NS B0N 2T0
Other Site Locations Regatta: View from the Windsor Waterfront (behind businesses)
Water St
Windsor, NS
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Areas Served Annapolis Valley Region
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Phone 902-798-6679
Contact VanEssa Roberts, Regatta Logistics Coordinator, Town of Windsor; Phone: Information about the Regatta
Alternate Contact Dill Farm; Phone: Information about the Pumpkin Weigh-off 902-798-2728; Email:
Description & Services
The Windsor-West Hants Pumpkin Regatta can truly be called one of Canada’s must unusual, challenging and entertaining sporting events. It is the ultimate test of man’s (and woman’s and children’s) ability to harness nature. And nature comes in the form of 600-pound pumpkins that must be paddled across a choppy Lake Pesaquid. 
Hurricane Dorian Squashes this year"s Windsor~West Hants regular Pumpkin Regatta
The majority of gourds for the regatta come from the Dill Family Farm in Windsor. This years growing season had a very late start with May and June being exceptionally wet and fields unable to be plowed and planted. When transplants were finally set, July and most of August were exceptionally hot and dry, hampering growth. And then came Hurricane Dorian, whose category 2 winds and heavy rains severely damaged vines and leaves that provide nutrients to the gourds. 
But the great news is, Pumpkin Regatta Plan P has come into effect! 
Please visit the Pumpkin Regatta Festival Facebook page to learn about all the great activities taking place during Weigh-Off day and Regatta day on October 19th! 
Following is a summary of events to be held October 5th. 
Pumpkin Weigh-Off and other competitions including the Perfect Pickle, Pumpkin Painting/Pumpkin Carving and Pumpkin Dessert Contests. And there’s always food and music and pumpkin pie.
Hours Saturday 5th: Weigh-Off events begin at 10:00 am 
Saturday 19th: Regatta Day between 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (Regatta begins at 3:00 pm)
Dates October 5th & 19th
Special Information
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Categories - General Special Events & Festivals