Who has heard of Punkin' Chunkin'? Has anyone ever been to the event? It has been on the Discovery channel for the past few weeks. It was taped in 2002 and has been aired about this time every year since then. I've been going since the early days in the mid/late 80's. It was easy for me because at the time I lived in Slower Lower Delaware! AND PROUD OF IT!!
It was originaly a one day event, on Sunday in an old air field in Lewes, when a couple of guys got together to see who could throw a pumpkin the fartherist. Word of mouth spread here and it grew. You have to understand that Lewes, Rehobeth Beach, Dewey Beach, Bethany Beach, Fenwick Island, and Ocean City, Md are resort areas. Alot of people who live there are "Transplants", which means a lot of visitors year round, and a lot of mouths. So it grew! Now it is a three day event that draws people from all over the country. We even have a team from England competeing this year!
Now it's become international. Here's a couple pic's from last year. Bear with me because I'm still learning how to do this.
In this pic, a guy is pointing in the sky at one that was shot from an air canon. Pay no attention to the Fat head in the fore ground. I've lost 70 lbs. since last year and have stopped smoking.
In this pic, a guy has shot a pumpkin from a giant sling shot, and I caught it as it was leaving the sling. It was so fast that it left a blur. Also, an Air Cannon had shot one off from the opposite side of the field and I caught it in the same shot! Go figure!!