Have you participated in ‘punkin chunkin’ this season?
‘Tis the season for pumpkin pie, pumpkin patches and … pumpkin projectiles. The very first Punkin Chunkin competition was a small event held near Lewes, Delaware in 1986. Over the years, the competition has gained popularity, moving to bigger fields and routinely featured in a show on the Discovery Channel.
As mentioned in our Poring over Pumpkins infographic, the farthest distance to fire a pumpkin is 5,545.43 feet and was achieved by Ralph J. Eschborn II, Alex C. Eschborn, Eric J. Eschborn, Pete Hill, Stefan Hill, John Piel, Verne Weidman, Don Brill, and Harry Harding (all from the U.S.) using their “Big 10 Inch” air cannon in Moab, Utah, on Sept. 9, 2010.
Get into the spirit of ‘punkin chunkin’ and check out this kid’s recent pumpkin cannon blast from Fort Vannoy Farms in southern Oregon.