Vermont Pumpkin Chuckin' Festival
Ages: 0 and up
Cost: $5 for ages 5 and over | free for 4 and under.
Parking: Yes - Ample parking will be available on site
Features: Handicap Accessible, Picnic Area, Port-a-potty, Snack Stand
It is again time to get your pumpkin chuckin' trebuchet (gravity powered catapult) ready for the Annual Vermont Pumpkin Chuckin' (VTPC) Festival at the Stoweflake Resort and Spa in Stowe, Vermont. The VTPC Festival is a fun, family event sponsored by the Stoweflake Resort and Spa and other local sponsors.
The event benefits the Lamoille Family Center, which has a thirty-eight year history of supporting Lamoille Valley families through early care, and educational services, home visiting, parent education, playgrounds, child care resource and referral, youth services, and emergency assistance. The event gives kids and adults a chance to build something with their hands and compete; a cross between a shot put contest and a Soap Box Derby.
Along with the pumpkin chuckin’ contest comes music, children’s activities, a bounce house, chili cook-off, and great food; all creating an enjoyable fall day. Music for this year's festival will again be provided by three bands; House Dunn, Ball Hammock and the duo Jen and John, which will be performing periodically from 11am to 4pm.
- 1st round: 12:30 pm
- 2nd round: 1:30 pm
- 3rd round: 2:30 pm
- Awards shortly after the last round
- Music: 11 am - 4 pm (with occasional breaks)
Reviewed on 09/15/2013
Super fun event! Seeing pumpkins hurl hundreds of feet through the air is pretty cool.
And there's lots more to do at the event - kids activities, chili cook-off, mini-Olympics, live music, and more.