Pumpkins and pumping cannons this month

October 11, 2012 by  

For the second year in a row, shots have rung out on the Mahaffy Ranch near Coos Bay during the annual fall pumpkin fest. For just one dollar for two shots, visitors can aim an air-powered cannon that spews out corn for a distance of three football fields. The highly popular corn cannon is one of the principal attractions at the fall celebration for adults who want to try it and for kids who cheer their parents on.

This year, two targets have been designated for visitors to shoot corn at. Participants can aim and fire the loaded cannon and try to hit a UO Duck sign or an OSU Beavers banner.

Advertising for this kind of event is traditionally done through creative flyer printing that is distributed in key locations throughout Coos Bay and the surrounding area. A tagline or graphic on business card printing can also advertise the event all year round. Poster printing hung in key community areas such as at grocery stores, recreation centers, sports arenas, and parks can promote the event through a combination of intriguing graphics and inviting words.

Besides using corn as a projectile, visitor can pick a pumpkin right off the vine in the seven-acre pumpkin patch – an illustrious contrast to the usual method of picking one out of the bin at the supermarket. For at least the next two weeks, visitors can enjoy a different activity at the Ranch every day of the week.