Pumpkin chucking to be star of Burlington area fall festival

September 22, 2017 by  

This fall, amateur engineers from Burlington and the communities that surround it will be putting their design skills to the test during the Great Pumpkin Chuckin Fest.

The friendly competition will see 8-10lb pumpkins flying through the air after being launched by a trebuchet, catapult, or slingshot. The organizers encourage the contestants to think outside the box, and prizes will be awarded for accuracy, distance and creativity. Stationery printing can be used to craft award certificates for the winners of a contest such as this.

While the airborne veggies will be a big part of the day, there will be lots more going on as well. The Best of the Midwest BBQ Cook-Off will be taking place, and there will also be a variety of food and other vendors on site. Performers will be taking to the stage to keep the festival-goers entertained, and there will be a carnival, games, and costume contest for the kids. The foodies in the crowd can test their mettle in the pie-eating contest and then wash it all down with a craft beer.

This festival of fall fun will be brought to the Racine County Fairgrounds in Union Grove by the Racine County Agg. Society and the Grater UG Area Chamber, and has been planned for October 21 and 22. More information can be found on its event listing.