2016 Punkin Chunkin Events

Discuss any hurling events here, such as the World Championships of Punkin' Chunkin' (WCPC). Have an event in your area you want us to know about? Post it here!

2016 Punkin Chunkin Events

Postby madmattd » Tue Dec 08, 2015 12:39 pm

Like last year, I will use this thread to try and compile as complete of a listing of the various hurling events (not limited to pumpkin-throwing, though that does seem to be the vast majority) that are occurring. As you hear of other ones with confirmed dates, and preferably a website link too, let me know and I'll add them here to make them easy to find!

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May 2016

May 28-30
Texas Chunk
Location: Conroe, TX
Website: http://texastrebuchet.com/

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September 2016

September 24
Burlington Pumpkin Pitch
Location: Burlington, WA
Website: http://burlington-chamber.com/harvest-festival/

September 25
Vermont Pumpkin Chuckin' Festival
Location: Stowe, VT
Website: http://vtpumpkinchuckin.blogspot.com/

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October 2016

October 8-9
Punkin Chunkin Colorado
Location: Aurora, CO
Website: https://www.auroragov.org/things_to_do/events/punkin_chunkin_colorado

October 15
Rt. 66 Punkin Chunkin
Location: Vinita, OK
Website: https://vinitaareachamberofcommerce.wildapricot.org/event-2196998

October 15-16
Extreme Chunkin (New Hampshire Chunk)
Location: Loudon, NH
Website: http://www.extremechunkin.com/

October 15-16
Morton Punkin Chunkin
Location: Morton, IL
Website: http://www.mortonmagnet.com/punkin_chuckin.php
Additionally, you can also contact user redbowtie2066 here on this forum or Susan Pyles at (309) 266-5135.

October 15-16
Clay County Pumpkin Chunkin
Location: Hayesville, NC
Website: http://www.claychambernc.com/punkin-chunkin/

October 21
Pumpkin Chuck Dayton
Location: Riverside, OH (National Museum of the USAF)
Website: http://www.miamivalleycfc.org/_root/index.php?content_id=5127 and on Facebook

October 22
Howard Fire Company Fall Punkin' Chunkin' Festival
Location: Howard, PA
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1523989464563375/ (I don't believe they have a full website. I will update this if I find a non-Facebook link for those non-Facebookers out there.)

October 22
Lavaca Pumpkin Chunkin
Location: Lavaca, AR
Website: https://www.facebook.com/Lavacapunkinchunkin/ (I only have a Facebook link right now, it appears to be only organized through there right now.)

October 22 -23
Great Pumpkin Chuckin Fest
Location: Union Grove, WI
Website: http://www.uniongrovechamber.org/great-pumpkin-chuckin-fest

October 23
Tucson Pumpkin Toss
Location: Tucson, AZ
Website: http://www.tucsonpumpkintoss.org/

October 30
Slingfest
Location: Plano, TX
Website: https://www.facebook.com/dfwtrebuchet/ and http://slingfest.com/

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November 2016

November 4-6
World Championships of Punkin Chunkin (WCPC)
Location: Bridgeville, DE
Website: https://www.punkinchunkin.com/

November 5
Cal-State Fullerton Pumpkin Launch
Location: California State University, Fullerton, CA
Website: http://www.discoverycube.org/oc/exhibits/pumpkin-launch/

November 12
Buffalo Valley Pumpkin Pitch
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Website: http://www.bvpumpkinpitch.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/bvpumpkinpitch/

November 18
Last Fling Pumpkin Sling
Location: Poconos, PA
Website: http://www.pumpkinsling.com/index.html
It should be noted that it looks like for 2016 only it is competition by invitation-only, with plans to open that back up to the public in 2017.
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Re: 2016 Punkin Chunkin Events

Postby madmattd » Thu Feb 11, 2016 5:40 pm

Extreme Chunkin (NH) will also be having a Youth Division for 2016, which they did not have in 2015. Visit the website for more information.
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Re: 2016 Punkin Chunkin Events

Postby BobP » Sun Mar 13, 2016 11:31 am

WCPC is back on! Or so they say. I guess I'll believe it when it happens.

https://www.punkinchunkin.com/
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Re: 2016 Punkin Chunkin Events

Postby madmattd » Mon Mar 14, 2016 11:43 am

BobP wrote:WCPC is back on! Or so they say. I guess I'll believe it when it happens.

https://www.punkinchunkin.com/


Indeed, they have managed to get the insurance policy written such that all parties feel the landowner is adequately protected. As such, the Wheatley's have agreed to host the event again, and a captains' vote approved this for 2016. Lots of work remains, but this is a big hurdle cleared for sure.

A few articles with some more information:
http://sussexcountypost.com/arts-leisure/punkin-chunkin-returning-bridgeville-staging-venue/#.VuV4jY-oR6E.facebook
http://www.delaware-surf-fishing.com/punkins-will-fly-in-sussex-county-skies-once-again/
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Re: 2016 Punkin Chunkin Events

Postby BobP » Mon Jul 04, 2016 2:04 pm

The Snohomish Pumpkin Hurl, which should have been mid-September, has been cancelled due to lack of resources and the organizer's illness. Boo!
As far as I know the Burlington Pitch, usually last weekend of September, is still on.
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Re: 2016 Punkin Chunkin Events

Postby madmattd » Sun Jul 10, 2016 10:08 am

BobP wrote:The Snohomish Pumpkin Hurl, which should have been mid-September, has been cancelled due to lack of resources and the organizer's illness. Boo!


Boo indeed! Snohomish was the long-distance event of the 2 WA events as I recall? If so, that's an even bigger bummer!

Let us know if you hear confirmation of the Burlington event. I seem to recall that usually comes later in the year, but I do want to keep as complete a list as possible for those out there looking for events to attend/compete in. How to draw more traffic here to see that, well, that's something I've run out of ideas on.
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Re: 2016 Punkin Chunkin Events

Postby pumpkinchuckin » Fri Aug 26, 2016 10:49 am

Don't forget about the Great Pumpkin Chuckin Fest in Union Grove, WI on October 22 & 23! It's going to be a blast! http://www.uniongrovechamber.org/great-pumpkin-chuckin-fest
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Re: 2016 Punkin Chunkin Events

Postby madmattd » Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:36 am

pumpkinchuckin wrote:Don't forget about the Great Pumpkin Chuckin Fest in Union Grove, WI on October 22 & 23! It's going to be a blast! http://www.uniongrovechamber.org/great-pumpkin-chuckin-fest

Added, thanks!
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Re: 2016 Punkin Chunkin Events

Postby madmattd » Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:41 am

There was also an event in Dorchester County, MD over this past weekend (Aug. 27) that I never added, but I believe it wasn't open for public entries, and ticket numbers were limited. This was the first year, so perhaps next year it will be bigger and open up to other participants.
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Re: 2016 Punkin Chunkin Events

Postby madmattd » Sun Sep 18, 2016 3:00 pm

I just went back through last year's list and found a few that have dates for this year that hadn't made the list. That is now corrected. Note that the Burlington, WA chunk is in 1 week and was one of those that I'd not gotten on the list, despite BobP stating in this thread that is was still on. Ooops.
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