With Insurance in Place, Punkin Chunkin Returns to Delaware

March 14, 2016

Organizers have announced that Punkin Chunkin, a popular festival in which teams compete to fling pumpkins, will return to Sussex County in Delaware after a two-year absence.

News outlets report that the event will be held Nov. 4-6 at the same Bridgeville farm where it was held for years.

Landowner Dale Wheatley had decided to stop hosting the festival following a personal injury lawsuit in 2013, but World Championship Punkin Chunkin president Frank Payton says that an insurance policy is in place to protect the landowner. The lawsuit was later dismissed.

Payton also says onlookers who attend the event will no longer be allowed to bring alcohol, but beer will be sold on the grounds.

More than 100 teams have signed up to compete in the event.

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