Pumpkin Chuckin’ Festival in Moab

Events, Things to Do, What's New — By julietrevelyan on October 24, 2010 at 8:45 pm

Got pumpkins, and they will travel. Far through the air, that is. Moab‘s very cool Youth Garden Project presents its 5th annual Pumpkin Chuckin’ Festival this Saturday the 30th, from 10am-4pm. Come one, come all, and watch some amazing contraptions hurl the orange gourds through the skies above cheering throngs. With plenty of space available over the old airport runway south of town, this fabulous fall frolic is inviting to kids, parents, and fun-having revelers of all ages and sizes. Perhaps best of all, this event supports the Youth Garden Project, a super cool nonprofit organization that benefits the entire community of Moab.

If you need more convincing, check out this 2008 YouTube video that documents the shenanigans. Observe firsthand the home-built pumpkin chucker gizmos, local food vendors, pumpkin pie eating contest, happy grins, and of course Halloween costumes. Game booths, live music, and arts & crafts round out the event.

Tickets bought in advance are $8 per adult and $4 per child. At the gate, they’re $10 per adult, $5 per child. Advanced tickets are available at WabiSabi stores and Arches Book Company.

[photos courtesy of Joe Shlobotnik, chuckh6]

Tags: Fall, Festival, Halloween, moab, October, Pumpkin Chuckin, Utah