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 9th 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 campus. 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|
12:00pm – 2:00pm: Booths and Activities Setup
3:00pm – 7:00pm: Booths & Vendors Open for Business
4H Booths, Gregg’s BBQ, Get In Your Belly Deli, KFC, Zestos, Alumni Club, Park Community Credit Union, Drone Club, Llama Selfie Booth, PPNA Student Clubs, HHC Pumpkin Painting, Other 4H Extension Booths
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
5:45pm – 6:15pm: High School Competition
6:15pm – 6:45pm: Adult Competition