Sailors in Damariscotta got in their 600-pound pumpkins and hit the water on Monday, competing in the paddling and powerboat divisions of the annual Pumpkinfest & Regatta.

Costumed as vikings, pirates and gnomes, they battled for Pumpkinfest titles and the coveted Golden Gourd trophies. And plenty of pumpkinboat fans braved the rain to watch the orange ships sail through the harbor.

All gourd things were celebrated during the festival over Columbus Day weekend.

Events included a parade and enjoying pumpkins via land, sea and air:  That would be a pumpkin derby, pumpkin catapult and pumpkin regatta.

And, of course, there was a pie-eating contest.