Pumpkin Boat Race on Lake Pfäffikon

Pumpkin Boat Race on Lake Pfäffikon

Pumpkin Race at Seegräben near Zurich

Photo © Jucker Farm

Don’t miss the Pumpkin Regatta at Seegräben on Saturday 27th September!

There’s a fun event taking place at the Jucker Farm in Seegräben on Lake Pfäffikon on Saturday 27th September. It’s the annual Pumpkin race across the lake when daring canoeists take to the water in carved out pumpkins decorated in a multitude of guises! The pumpkins themselves are big beasts – and must weigh at least 300 kg each.

There are prizes for not just the fastest – but also the most creatively decorated “pumpkin boat” and “pumpkin canoeist”. This year even a local Swiss TV presenter Gülsha is taking part.

Pumpkin Boat Race on Lake Pfäffikon – Program Overview:

10.00 Clock: the pumpkins are hollowed out, carved and decorated
12.00 Clock: the jury evaluates the entrants and awards points according to the following criteria:

– Originality of the pumpkin-boat (points 1-10)
– Originality of the pumpkin canoeists (points 1-10)
– How seaworthy the pumpkin boat is likely to be (points 1-10)

14.00 Clock: The Pumpkin Regatta kicks off
15.30 The winners are announced

What’s even better is that if you want to take part in the race or simply come along as a spectator, it’s totally free of charge!

Take a look at this short video clip to get an idea of what the regatta is like :

Other highlights during the pumpkin season include:

28th September  – Slow-up with live music
5th October  – Swiss Championship Pumpkin Weigh-in at the Bächlihof Jonah

Jucker Farm Pumkin Weighing

Photo © Jucker Farm

25th October  – Radio Zürisee Halloween Party
29th-31st October – Halloween pumpkin sale with free face painting
02 November The Pumpkins are finally harvested

Piano out of pumpkins at Jucker Farm

Photo © Jucker Farm

Do check out the great pumpkin exhibits at the farm too and for more information please go to the website.


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