Head Out To The Farmville Park & Recreation’s First Annual Pumpkin Chunkin’ Festival!


It’s no surprise that most people are pumpkin-obsessed. There are so many ways to decorate, cook, and display the colorful vegetable, that the possibilities are truly endless. If you’re a fellow pumpkin lover, there’s an event going on right down the street that you need to mark your calendar for ⁠— The Farmville Park & Recreation’s First Annual Pumpkin Chunkin’ Festival!

Pumpkin hurling is going to take on a whole new meaning at the Pumpkin Chunkin’ Festival! Farmville Public Library is co-sponsoring the event, and there will be plenty of exhibits for all ages and even live music. Pumpkins weighing 5 to 10 pounds will be propelled through the air using a variety of homemade contraptions including catapults and large slingshots. The competition includes five adult and youth divisions dependent on the machine used. Some great prizes will be announced, and there’s a chance for you to grab one of the T-shirts created for this first annual throwdown!

If pumpkin pie is your jam, there is going to be a pumpkin pie eating contest, and the first person to eat the entire nine-inch pie with no hands is the winner. There will be 20 participants accepted, and participants must be 14 years or older. There will be some awesome prizes awarded here too!

It goes without saying that this will be THE place to be! The festival will take place from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on October 26th on the large soccer field located on 4240 West Horne Avenue. To pre-register, please call 252-753-6722!

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Family Fun!

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