At the beginning of October, the Hoofer Sailing Club teams up with the UW Horticulture Society to bring you the Pumpkin Regatta. Dr. James Nienhuis breeds special pumpkins used for this unique race. The insides of the pumpkins are carved into seats for sailors, then each pumpkin is put into an inner tube and launched on Lake Mendota. Everyone is invited to try to paddle along a race course in these unique contraptions!
This event is truly too unique to describe with words - come down and experience the fun for yourself!