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September 19, 2013

Pumpkin Chucking Fest

AMESBURY, MA - A World Championship Pumpkin Chucking catapult will be displaying its power on Sun., September 29, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m., at the Amesbury Sports Park.

This catapult was built by Chip Hersey and Perry Stone and is known as the Mischief Knight. This team placed 2nd in the World Championship Punkin Chunkin contest in 2009. Chip Hersey will carry out the duties of catapult operator this year due to the unexpected death of fellow catapulter Perry Stone. Sadly Perry, age 53, passed away suddenly while out on a bike ride. The 4th Annual Pumpkin Chucking Fest will be the venue to demonstrate the chucking techniques and honor a tradition that Perry started many years ago.

The Pumpkin Chucking Fest is a free admission family fall festival that will feature Don’t Call Me Shirley for live entertainment, kids games, small petting zoo, donut eating, face painting, train rides and raffles. There will be many autographed items from the Boston Red Sox and gift certificates and baskets from local businesses. There will be food and beverages for sale throughout the day. Cider Hill famous cider donuts will be on sale too.

The Amesbury Sports Park , located at 12 South Hunt Road in Amesbury, will provide a perfect venue for this event. There will be plenty of free parking and easy access to all activities. The catapult will be chucking pumpkins to the top of the hill! This a unique opportunity for people of all ages to see this catapult in action while enjoying a festive event. In the event of rain the Sports Park has a building which will house all the activities while the Mischief Knight team catapults the pumpkins so the event will be held rain or shine.

For more information go to: www.pumpkinchuckingfest.com

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