Pumpkin Chuckin’ Festival returns to Stowe Sunday

Published: Sep. 23, 2021 at 4:22 PM EDT
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STOWE, Vt. (WCAX) - Fall is officially here and that means the return of the Pumpkin Chuckin’ Festival in Stowe this weekend.

The 12 annual celebration of fall -- and flying gourds -- takes place Sunday at the Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa.

The event features a contest among trebuchet builders to see how far the DIY medieval siege weapons can hurl pumpkins. There will also be live bands and a chili cookoff.

Elissa Borden spoke with festival founder Dave Jordan about the enduring appeal of pumpkin chuckin.’

The fun begins Sunday at 11 a.m. and runs until 4.

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