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(Keith Johnson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Seventy-seven-year-old Ross Bowman, left, paddles his "Brigham City Flash" pumpkin ahead of Kyle "Thunder Patch" Fox while heading across Sugar House pond during the 2nd annual Ginormous Pumpkin Regatta October 20, 2012 in Salt Lake City. Some of the pumpkins raced by the costumed participants weighed over 1,000 pounds.
Giant gourds race in the Ginormous Pumpkin Regatta

First Published Oct 20 2012 05:08 pm • Last Updated Oct 22 2012 01:24 pm

The pond at Sugar House Park was bobbing with pumpkins Saturday as people like 77-year-old Ross Bowman paddled his "Brigham City Flash" during the 2nd annual Ginormous Pumpkin Regatta. The racers made the dash across the pond dressed like chickens, pirates and other assorted characters. Some of the pumpkin boats topped 1,000 pounds.

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