This year marks 12 years of the Vermont Pumpkin Chuckin Festival (VTPC) which was awarded USA Today’s best fall festival in the nation. This festival celebrates the sport of “chuckin” pumpkins, for distance, using a do-it-yourself constructed trebuchet, which is a gravity-powered catapult. Festival founder Dave Jordan describes the event as a cross between a Soapbox Derby (amateur building/engineering) and a shot put contest (throwing for distance). The event is a great opportunity for kids of all ages to build something with their hands and engage in some family-friendly competition.
Chili Cook-off Contest starts serving: 12:15 pm
1st round: 12:30 pm
2nd round: 1:30 pm
3rd round: 2:30 pm
awards shortly after the last round
Note: **Cash Only Event** Sorry we are unable to accept credit cards at this year's festival. Please bring cash for food and admission.
Music (2 bands featuring House Dunn and John Smyth): 11 am - 4 pm (with occasional breaks)
Admission: $10 for ages 5 and over, free for 4 and under. Please feel free to bring umbrellas, chairs, or blankets.
*Please no dogs or outside food or beverages*
Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa
1746 Mountain Rd. Stowe, VT 05672
Free parking. Please follow signs to parking area by driving range. No parking on Cottage Club Road.