Mac & Mac's Pick: Pumpkin boats for Thanksgiving

By WEEK Reporter

Mac & Mac's Pick: Pumpkin boats for Thanksgiving

October 14, 2013 Updated Oct 14, 2013 at 9:57 PM CDT

NOVA SCOTIA, Canada -- Happy Thanksgiving Day, which it is in Canada.

Yes, the second Monday of October is Canadian Thanksgiving and a time to celebrate with pumpkin, pumpkin boats!

Sure, there's pumpkin pie, or even pumpkin soup, but some "gourd-getters" took their pumpkin obsession to a new level, sea level.

More than 50 people raced their gigantic gourds yesterday in Nova Scotia for the 15th-Annual Pumpkin Regatta.

This race is so famous that Martha Stewart once entered a pumpkin boat.

She was unable to attend after being denied a visa after her prison time.

There are three different classes: motor, paddling and experimental.

Money raised by the event goes toward cancer research.

Many consider the event the highlight of the fall season in Nova Scotia.

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