Can you hit the Great Pumpkin target from up to 100 yards away (High School division: 70 yards) using a gravity powered trebuchet (treb-yoo-shet) firing 5 to 16 pound pumpkins? Come to Purdue in New Albany on October 4th and we’ll see.
You’ll be one of up to 36 total teams (12 middle school + 12 high school + 12 adult teams) competing for award plaques. Each team gets 3 attempts using supplied pumpkins. All machines must use gravity (falling weights) as their only source of power, pass the usual safety and functionality checks, and be ready for competition at their start times. Awards for accuracy, originality, and efficiency will be presented at 7:00 pm. Youth teams will receive up to $400 worth of fabrication material FREE!
Plus, free pumpkin painting for the kids!
Parking onsite at Purdue, with overflow parking available in the old Sam’s Tavern parking lot. For more information, please call Trina Ruby at (812) 206-8379, Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm.
Divisions & Registration
|Middle School||3:00 – 4:00||3:00 – 4:00||4:00 – 4:15||4:15 – 4:30|
|High School||12:00 – 3:00||1:00 – 3:00||4:35 – 5:15||5:45 – 6:15|
|Adult||12:00 – 3:00||1:00 – 3:00||5:15 – 5:45||6:15 – 6:45|
11:00am – Noon: Booths and Activities Setup
Noon – 7:00pm: Booths & Vendors Open for Business
Junior Leaders, Drone Club, Beef Producers, Llama Selfie Booth, Zestos, PPNA Student Clubs, Zaxby’s, HHC Pumpkin Painting, Alumni Club, Other 4-H Extension booths, Park Community Bank, ACS Donation Booth
Noon – 3:00pm: Adult & High School Teams Setup (Noon -1:00pm) & Practice (1:00pm – 3:00pm)
3:00pm – 4:00pm: Middle School Teams Setup & Practice
4:00pm – 5:45pm: Qualifying Begins
4:15pm – 4:30pm: Middle School Competition
5:30pm: Pink Pumpkin Salute for Survivors and those affected by cancer
5:45pm – 6:15pm: High School Competition
6:15pm – 6:45pm: Adult Competition