Just as Punkin Chunkin wrapped up its 2013 contest with a record shot of over 46-hundred feet the president of the non-profit group that runs the events is worried that it might have to move out of Delaware after this year.
John Huber, president of the World Championship Punkin Chunkin Association, says he’s concerned about the insurance liability and bills from the state and local government.
DOVER, Del. (AP) - A Lewes resident who was injured while working at Delaware's popular Punkin Chunkin is suing festival organizers.
A complaint filed last week says Daniel Fair, who volunteered as a spotter at the 2011 festival, suffered spinal fractures after he was ejected from an all-terrain vehicle that hit a depression in the ground, then landed on top of him.
Fair is suing the Punkin Chunkin Association for negligence related to training and supervising spotters, safety measures, and conditions of the Punkin Chunkin field at Wheatley Farms in Bridgeville.
BRIDGEVILLE, Del. (AP) - Organizers of Delaware's annual Punkin Chunkin contest say the competition will go on to help raise spirits after Superstorm Sandy.
The competition involves inventors and tinkerers gathering to see whose homemade contraption can throw pumpkin the farthest. It will be held for the 27 consecutuive year on Saturday and Sunday in Bridgeville.
Last year's winner launched a pumpkin nearly 3,700 feet.