Farm land just east of Petersburg will be the site of the 13th annual Punkin’ Chunkin’™ competition on Sunday, Oct. 30.
The free event is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. and is dependent on weather, harvest and/or field conditions. If postponed, the event will be held on Nov. 6.
Contestants will either shoot, launch, throw or fling pumpkins ranging in size from six to 12 pounds. Divisions are air gun, mechanical, trebuchet and catapult. There will also be a high school division.
$500 will be awarded for the pumpkin flying the longest distance. There will also be an accuracy contest with a chance to win $500 donated by Great Plains State Bank (formerly Petersburg State Bank). The distance will be measured by GPS. So far, the longest shot ever recorded at Petersburg is 4,095 feet last year, eclipsing the mark of 3,930 feet set in 2012.
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