three large pumpkins made into floating boats on display during parade

See world largest pumpkins at annual parade in Windsor, NS

Windsor pumpkin regatta parade


Windsor, Nova Scotia, is a beautiful small town about 50km southwest of Halifax. Each October, very special events happen here – a giant pumpkin parade. The Dill family farm is famous for growing the world’s most giant pumpkins. They are so big that people started carving them and making them into pumpkin boats. The Dill farm claims to be the birthplace of hockey, first played early in the 19th century at the Long Pond, located at the far end of the pumpkin fields. The pumpkin parade is preceded by the weighing of the pumpkins, where visitors can see the world’s largest pumpkins and buy some for Halloween decorations or even do a U-pick fresh from the field.

Beautiful pumpkin display with fall flowers at the parade
Parade starts with the Windsor town crier leading the way

Windsor pumpkin parade happens the weekend after Canadian Thanksgiving. The parade usually starts around noon, followed by a pumpkin regatta around 2 pm. Early October is one of the best times to travel in Nova Scotia. The weather is usually dry and not too hot or humid. The leaves are turning into fall colors, and the scenery is breathtaking. Parade follows Gerrish street and Water street; for up-to-date information, visit the Windsor-West Hants pumpkin festival site.

Giant pumpkin made into a boat and painted pink
Blue mouse like pumpkin sponsored by Royal Bank of Canada
Man on a orange-black tricycle with face painted orange
Bright red pumpkin boat at the parade
Blue pumpkin sponsored by Brewster well drilling
White Pumpkin made into a chicken boat
Dog with a hat taking part in the pumpkin regatta parade
Pumpkin carved into a boat
Old red tractor pulling huge pumpkin
Kids had fun decorating this giant pumpkin
Woman greeting visitors and her pumpkin boat decorated with flowers
Horse carriage at pumpkin parade in Windsor
Windsor pumpkin parade, smiling straw man at the side of horse carriage
Black and white character holding an oar near pumpkin boat
Parade mascot dressed as a hockey player with a pumpkin head
Beautiful parade float an enormous pumpkin boat
Yellow and blue pumpkin at the pumpkin regatta parade
Batman and his racing bat-boat pumpkin
Old toy steam engine at the street parade
Canadian flag and black and red pumpkin with wheels attached sponsored by Tirecraft
Two horse riders in Halloween black and orange outfits
Large pumpkin racing boat sponsored by SPCA Adopt a cat
Pumpkins and apples make great fall decorations
Greetings from the clown Flatfoot – Windsor pumpkin parade policeman

   16.10.2023  by FPImages


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