Who doesn’t love some good ol’ fashion Punkin Chunkin!
Punkin Chunkin is looking to return to Delaware. Last fall, the event was held in Rantoul, Illinois and saw a record pumpkin toss of more than 4,000 feet, but fewer participants. Punkin Chunkin was held for more than a decade on a farm near Bridgeville. Organizers want a similar site that could used for camping festivities and competition and the ability to handle a pumpkin toss of more than 5,000 feet. They cite the economic advantages of holding the event in a region. In its final years in Delaware, Punkin Chunkin struggled with high liability insurance cost and failure to get reforms through the General Assembly. There were also injuries reported.
Here is a statement from the group:
“Our roots will always be in Delaware, but without needed legislation limiting the liability that non-profit organizations and landowners leasing their property may be exposed to from frivolous lawsuits, holding the event on private property within the state is not feasible. A partnership with the state of Delaware or one of our counties to hold the event on state/county-owned land would extend such protections to the WCPCA. If Delaware is once again not an option for the World Championship Punkin Chunkin we will continue to expand our search outside of the state, looking throughout the Delmarva region for a suitable property. Maryland, Virginia, and beyond hold untapped potential for the WCPCA and, in some cases, already have legislation in place that Delaware lacks.”
The release concluded: Anyone who knows of a site that would be a good fit for our 2020 event, are interested in getting involved with the WCPCA, or want to learn more about the World Championship Punkin Chunkin , can visit www.punkinchunkin.com