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Pumpkin Chunkin 2022

Want to win $500.00?

Want to show off your inventive side?

Build a trebuchet and see how far you can throw a wooden pumpkin!

Enter the Pumpkin Chunkin' Contest

The rules are simple:

You will be throwing an approximately 2.5 pound wooden pumpkin.

You can call or text 519-503-7843 to get a couple of practice “pumpkins”.

Your trebuchet must by entirely powered by gravity (a falling weight).
Hint: for best results use a weight that is 100 to 140 times the weight of the object you intend to throw.

Your trebuchet should be constructed with safety in mind (for yourself and spectators).

You will have the baseball net as a backstop.

You will have a maximum of 30 minutes to set up your trebuchet, fire 3 shots and disassemble it.

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Drayton Fairgrounds

49 Elm Street
Drayton, Ontario 
N0G 1P0


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