Shreveport has Pumpkin Shine on Line which draws hundreds of people out to Betty Virginia Park with crazy pumpkin carvings, but in Maine, they have taken it a step up with pumpkin races across the lake.

The participants find giant gourds and carve them out as much as possible. They will put a tiny seat inside the pumpkins and paddle like heck.

Photo by Spencer Warren

Now some are even putting boat motors on their pumpkins to juice up the competition.