Join Estancia for their annual Punkin’ Chunkin’ event on October 20, whether or not you have a pumpkin to chunk! The parade starts on 10:30 a.m. on Main Street, followed by a magic show at the Punkin’ Chunkin’ field at 11:30 a.m. Launching begins at 1 p.m.
For the uninitiated, launching involves hurling a pumpkin through the air by slingshot, catapult, centrifugal, trebuchet, or pneumatic air cannon. Contestants are judged by distance and, in some cases, accuracy.
If you’ve never seen this done or participated in it, Punkin’ Chunkin’ is quite an experience!
Carnival rides, games for the kids, craft and food booths, raffles, and pie eating and pumpkin seed spitting contests will round out your day. For more information, go to http://www.townofestancia.com and click the Punkin’ Chunkin’ button.