This past Saturday, Miss Lellow Submarine was pitted against many fine souped-up “cars” in the Great Zucchini Races of 2015. Now in it’s second year, the Great Zucchini Races are an annual event (I hope!) in Seattle’s Central District neighborhood.
Little Bird and I went to pick out our zucchini at our Friday Farmers Market. Where else can you get a giant zucchini for only $1?
Money was exchanged and we took our squash home. Only 24 hours before the big event.
Saturday, August 22. We walked a few streets down from where we live to join in the festivities. People were gluing, embellishing, and gussying up their squashes like nobody’s business. The creativity I saw was awe inspiring!
And the people–lots of people, neighbors all, playing, eating, and prettifying their zucchinis in anticipation of the BIG RACE.
Our entry? Miss Lellow Submarine (yes, LELLOW). Isn’t she simply gorgeous?
We placed her on the table, heavily laden, with many delightfully decorated squashes.
Apparently, the judges thought she was–all that–because she was awarded the Most Glamorous Squash award (shhhhh…each and every contestant won a prize). How cool is that?
Here are a few examples of the competition:
Finally, the time had come. The Great Zucchini Race was ON! Two by two they mustered to the top of the ramp.
Ready. Set. Go!
One hot rod went a loooong way…we are talking a block!
Finally it was our turn. Little Bird and her buddy Izzy climbed up to the back of the ramp.
Off they went, speeding down hill. And…she’s down. An illustrious, albeit short-lived, career.
Nevertheless–prizes for all.
More eating. More playing. And then time to pack it in and head home. Until next year…