I have been wanting to go to a pumpkin chunk event ever since I realized such a thing existed. We drove to pocono raceway where the event was being held. About an hour and a half ride but not too bad. The gas and rest stop area in Allentown was a good place to stop for an auntie Anne's pretzel on the way. They also have a Starbucks and Roy Rogers there too. If your into fall foliage this is a good ride to take. Most of the trees had already turned color. And the drive to the raceway is a back country winding road. The event was held on the grounds of the raceway next to the parking lot. They had catapults of different sizes man propelled , and mechanical. As soon as I walked up I heard a thwack! And what sounded like an f14 flying overhead. It was an 8 lb pumpkin! This thing was flung with some furious force! I was immediately hooked. How do these things work, could I build one, could we have a team for next year? Very Kool. Not many people there. Very calm atmosphere. Snacks and pumpkin painting for the kids. Also a human size pumpkin chucker that you could load a fire yourself.( a giant sling shot). Not many chain places to eat nearby so we drove ten miles down the road to the tanners ville outlets. I would like to go back to the area and check out some antique shops or outdoor shedding places.
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