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Punkin Chunkin and Antique Appraisal Fair set

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After having antiques appraised, everyone is invited to stick around for the second annual Punkin’ Chunkin’ which will feature activities centered around pumpkins.

The highlight of this hilarious, absurd, fun event is the launching of pumpkins across the fields near Fiddlers Grove. 

Catapults and sling shots are being designed and built for the competition. Last year’s winners Jeff Dickson and Scott Langford are planning on enhancing last year’s winning catapult and defending their title this year.

Valerie Braun is also spearheading a gourd group event as an add-on.  Zena and John Swendiman have volunteered to demonstrate gourd cleaning – both dried, and green cleaning (hopefully).

Other gourders plan to bring a variety of decorated and utilitarian gourds.Competitors will start registration at 11 a.m. and folks will be able to view the gourds before and during registration.

The first punkin’ is scheduled to be airborne by 12:30 p.m. The launches will continue until 4 p.m.Along with the contest; there is a food pavilion, carved jack o ’lantern contest, and the gourd displays.  The gourds will be in the open air food pavilion, along with the carving contest. 

The groups wanting to compete in the Punkin’ Chunkin’ will need to call 443-2626 for information on how to register for the event. Registration must be returned by Oct. 3.

Teams of four adults or youths will compete for “longest shot” and “most entertaining” machine as well as a “fan favorite” trophy.

Churches scouts school and community groups are encouraged to call Wilson County Promotions at 443-2626 about providing music, or possible booths for food, “pumpkin” games or fall crafts. Staff Writer Connie Esh may be contacted at cewrites@wilsonpost.com

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