What do you get when you add a pumpkin to a trebuchet? I’d call that nothing but fun! Others like to call it Camdenton Pumkin Chunkin Palooza 2017. And this Saturday, everyone’s invited to enjoy the festivities.
What: Camdenton Pumkin Chunkin Palooza 2017
Where: Ozarks Amphitheater (2629 MO Hwy 5, Camdenton, MO)
When: Saturday, September 30th, 11 am to 6 pm
Admission: $8/adult (ages 13+), $5/kid (ages 5 to 7), FREE for kids 4 & under
Contact: Tom Abbett (573) 286-5359
Camdenton Pumkin Chunkin Palooza 2017
Every single hour of Camdenton Pumpkin Chunkin Palooza 2017, a different pumpkin grabs air courtesy of the huge trebuchet the organizers put together. Every single pumpkin launch receives its own pipe and drum accompaniment, too. While this brings loads of laughs from the crowd, there’s so much more going on.
The little ones might enjoy some time in the bounce houses, playing inside the corn crib pit, a ride atop a donkey or other kid-friendly activities. Kids of all ages love to get their faces painted or visit the petting zoo. Meanwhile, adults can sample local wine or craft beer. When energy runs low, pick up a bite to eat at one of the food vendors on-site.
Camdenton Pumkin Chunkin Palooza 2017 won’t be tossing ALL their pumpkins into the air. Some stay on solid ground. In fact, some very special pumpkins receive prizes for “best decorated” and “largest”. You’ll definitely want to see the competitors in this contest!
Who Benefits from the Camdenton Pumpkin Chunkin Palooza 2017?
Money raised from Saturday’s festivities benefit four local Lake Area programs. First, Raising Hope in Camdenton provides free clothing, furniture, baby supplies and information services to the local community. Next, Lake Area Industries provides employment to local residents with disabilities right here in Camdenton. Then, the Osage Beach Senior Center provides a place for social interaction, games, classes and low-cost meals for our community’s 60+ crowd. Finally, the Children’s Learning Center in Osage Beach provides educational and social programs for all children between the ages of birth to six years old.
Camdenton Pumkin Chunkin Palooza 2017. Where “are you out of your gourd?” takes on a whole new meaning!