Yeah, you read that right: German pumpkin enthusiasts lined up to participate in a pumpkin paddling regatta over the weekend, reports the Daily Mail. Canoes and Kayak are great and all, but nothing come close to the thrill of using an enormous hollow-out piece of fruit as a boat -- or so we're to believe.
Featuring eye-catching orange boats fashioned out of the largest specimens available, the Kürbis Regatta kicks off the annual Ludwigsburg Pumpkin Festival, held at the Ludwigsburg Castle in southwestern Germany. Details about the race are sparse, and we have no idea who won, but it would appear that the Ludwigsburg Pumpkin Festival should be at the top of any pumpkin lover's bucket list, if only for the boats (which are so large that they have to be transported to the water by forklift).
The Ludwigsburg Pumpkin Fest features a host of other attractions, like a giant seahorse made up of mini-pumpkins and a "largest pumpkin" contest. And the hundreds of pounds of pumpkin innards left over from the regatta don't go to waste: The restaurant inside the 17th century Ludwigsburg Castle reportedly uses the leftovers to concoct scrumptious stews, curries, and -- of course -- pumpkin pie. Lots and lots of pumpkin pie.