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Harvest Homecoming - Pumpkin Chunking

  • Purdue College of Technology 3000 Technology Ave New Albany, IN, 47150 United States (map)

Can you hit the Great Pumpkin from up to 125 yards away (Youth division: 75 yards) using a gravity powered trebuchet (treb-yoo-shet) firing 5 to 16 pound pumpkins?  Come to Purdue in New Albany on October 6th and we’ll see.

You’ll be one of up to 24 total teams (12 youth teams + 12 adult teams) competing. 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 4:00 pm. Awards will be presented at 7:00 pm.
Plus, free pumpkin painting for the kids!

For more information, please call Trina Ruby at (812) 206-8379, Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm.

Overflow parking available in the old Sam’s Tavern parking lot.


Earlier Event: October 3
Harvest Homecoming Parade
Later Event: October 8
Harvest Homecoming - Booth Days