The entrants in the Cranberry Festival Regatta found out it's a lot of work to get serving of fruit.
While the competition was serious, what the entrants had to do made for fun viewing by spectators.
Pumpkins were dropped into the Bedford Channel and had to be fished out of the water by the canoe crews.
In the final event of the pumpkin race, a person from each canoe had to splash ashore where he or she was given a cup of cranberry juice.
With the cup balanced on a canoe paddle, the person had to race 10 metres down the beach of Brae Island where the juice was exchanged for a bag of cranberries. The person then had to hop back in the canoe for the final lap to the home stretch and the finish line.
The local Cranivores showed they had the hunger to win this year, taking the pumpkin race.