Tue, Oct 05 | Sam Peden Community Park

Purdue Pumpkin Chunking Competition

Can you hit the Great Pumpkin target from up to 100 yards away, using a gravity powered trebuchet firing 5-16 lbs pumpkins?

Time & Location

Oct 05, 4:00 PM
Sam Peden Community Park, 3037 Grant Line Rd, New Albany, IN 47150, USA

About the Event

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 5-16 lbs pumpkins? Come to Community Park in New Albany 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 teach 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 p.m. 

Youth teams will receive up to $400 of fabrication material for FREE.

Plus, free pumpkin painting and activities for the kids! 

For more information, please contact Jeff Cummins at jcummins@harvesthomecoming.com or Amy Cummins via phone at 812-946-4558 or by email at acummins@harvesthomecoming.com 

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Harvest Homecoming Office

431 Pearl Street

New Albany, IN 47150

Phone: (812) 944-8572
Fax: (812) 944-8510

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