Pumpkin King


Heidi Franklin
Oct 20 · 1 min read
Photo of Elvis paddling a giant pumpkin by Heidi Franklin

hey, the Great Pumpkin
he ain’t got nothin’ on me
hail to the gourd king

© Heidi Franklin 2019.
All rights reserved.

I had the absolute joy and delight of attending the West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta this afternoon. Participants dress in costume and paddle one-thousand-plus-pound pumpkins in a race around the lake, as jubilant onlookers cheer them on.

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Heidi Franklin is a writer, adventurer, and all-around hash slinger. She lives in Portland, OR with her husband and an always-on-the-go terrier named Charlie.

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