We hadn't been to the Punkin Chunkin since 2011 when a cold, wet snow blasted us and kept us indoors for most of the "chunkin" portion of the event. The weather looked like it was going to be a little nicer this year so we decided to go enjoy the festivities.
As soon as we got there, we realized the event had grown quite a bit in just the last 2 years. Cars were everywhere and we had to park quite a distance from the actual event, but it wasn't long before we were watching pumpkins fly.
If you plan to get a pumpkin here, get one early. There were only a handful left at the end of the day.
Other than Punkin Chunkin teams tossing pumpkins around, there were exhibits, games and activities. The "Pickles" wanted to test out the zipline.
And we all enjoyed the petting zoo...
The Plains Conservation Center had a booth set up where the "Pickles" did puzzles and played with puppets and huge animal costumes.
This year's Punkin Chunkin' was much more pleasant than the one we previously went to (I'm sure the weather had a lot to do with it) and once again, we would definitely recommend it!
UPDATE: They had a contest set up. We signed up hoping we'd get a Home Depot gift card. We were plagued for months after by phone calls from people saying we had "won a free vacation" that wasn't really free. We recommend not entering that contest.