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10th Annual Vermont Pumpkin Chuckin' Festival

Sun Sep 30th, 2018 12pm
Vermont Pumpkin Chuckin' Festival
Venue: Vermont Pumpkin Chuckin' Festival
$10
1746 Mountain Road, Stowe, VT 05672 (Map) (Set as Local)
10th Annual Vermont Pumpkin Chuckin' Festival Stowe Vermont


This year marks 10 years of the Vermont Pumpkin Chuckin' (VTPC) Festival. This festival celebrates the sport of "chuckin'" pumpkins, for distance, using a do-it-yourself constructed trebuchet or gravity-powered catapult. Festival founder, Dave Jordan, describes the event as a cross between a Soap Box Derby (amateur building/engineering) and a shot put contest (throwing for distance). The event is a great opportunity for kids and adults of all ages to build something with their hands and engage in some family friendly competition. Records have been broken almost every year; the current record is 689 feet! Cash, prizes, trophies and bragging rights are awarded to 3 best teams in each of 4 divisions as well as the 3 best chilis and 3 best cornhole teams.

The VTPC Festival is one-day event and has grown every year. This event is sponsored by the Stoweflake Resort and Spa and many other local sponsors. The event benefits the Clarina Howard Nichols Center. Founded in 1981, the Center works to end domestic and sexual violence in Lamoille County.

Mark your calendar for Sunday, September 30th, 2018. The Festival runs from 11am to 4pm and features three rounds of competitive pumpkin chuckin' at 12:30pm, 1:30pm and 2:30pm with awards shortly after the last round. No dogs or outside food or beverage are allowed at the event. Food, beer and wine will be sold by Stoweflake.

Along with the pumpkin chuckin' contest there will be music, a chili cook-off, cornhole tournament and kids activities; all creating an enjoyable fall day. Music for this year's festival will be provided by two bands; House Dunn and John Smyth. No preregistration is required for the trebuchet contest, chili cookoff or cornhole tournament. Plenty of time to build a fine trebuchet, prepare your chili or practice your cornhole skills.

It costs $10 to enter the festival whether you are a spectator or trebuchet competitor; an extra $10/person to enter the cornhole tournament; the chili cookoff is totally free, but you must make 2 gallons of your finest chili. Parking is free.

INFO: Specifications, rules, and entry information can be found on the festival's website.


Source Calendar:
Vermont Pumpkin Chuckin' Festival Calendar
Brought to you by:
Vermont Pumpkin Chuckin' Festival

Website: vtpumpkinchuckin.blogspot.com/
Event Type:
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