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Veebyes

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I just love things that go boom, whoosh, any other sound, & then go splat.

I know this is a long way off but has anyone been to the Punkin Chunkin at Seaford, DE in November. It looks like a hoot. Right up there with lawnmower racing. I understand that there is dry camping onsite.

Anyone been to the event? Camped there?


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I think I would make a air cannon out of some 6" pipe, just to partisipate. It would be fun, and you get up front parking if you actually bring a air cannon, even if it only works a little bit. Or there might be a pre-qualifying round, or something to keep out the riff raff.

I saw them on TV, and would love to know where to go, in my retirement, that would make a great trip, to top off a east coast trip to see the leaves change color, get some lobster that is really fresh, and see that part of the country.

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Looks like it would be great fun & more or less right in our back yard so to speak. http://www.punkinchunkin.com/ The camping apparently is open field which could get interesting if it rains.

We have been to Killens Pond a few times, a nice park. Also nearby is Martinak SP, Denton, MD which is a good park as well.

All being well we plan to be at the Chunk next year.

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We went to the Chunk in Delaware on a Saturday back in 2005. It made for an interesting day. The part we enjoyed the most was the "free for all" that started after 3:00PM. Before that it seemed like a long wait between "chunks". There certainly were lots of crazy machines that people have put together just to throw a pumpkin. They also had live music in the evening.

I don't recall that on-site camping was available the year we went. We stayed at Cape Henlopen State Park, about 20 miles away. Assateague Island National Seashore has dry camping and is about 30 miles away.


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CloudDriver wrote:

We went to the Chunk in Delaware on a Saturday back in 2005. It made for an interesting day. The part we enjoyed the most was the "free for all" that started after 3:00PM. Before that it seemed like a long wait between "chunks". There certainly were lots of crazy machines that people have put together just to throw a pumpkin. They also had live music in the evening.

I don't recall that on-site camping was available the year we went. We stayed at Cape Henlopen State Park, about 20 miles away. Assateague Island National Seashore has dry camping and is about 30 miles away.


The location has moved since you were there last. The closest CG's are G&R and Killens Pond State Park. I am not sure if sites are available at the Chunk. I think they are for the participants. Bring your boots if it rains.Chunk clicky


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The guys from Myth Busters did a special on Punkin Chunkin the other day. It was a hoot.


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The picture will give you a general idea of the crowds. Yes, it can be muddy, so be prepared to get dirty. I would also suggest to be easy on the spicy foods the night before. The pictures show the facilities which are pretty basic and well used. There are no comfy heated bathrooms to run to.
It is a great event that donates a ton of $$$ to charities, so check it out and help support it.

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