Imagine if the Super Bowl were cancelled for a couple of years because of “insurance issues”, Well, that’s what happened to the top pumpkin chuckin’ event in the nation.
Punkin Chunkin, an that has teams competing to fling pumpkins the farthest, will return to its Delaware home from Nov. 4 to Nov. 6 after a two-year absence.
A personal injury lawsuit filed in 2013 gave the landowner cold feet and put the event on ice. The suit, filed by an ATV driver seriously injured in a rollover accident, was later dismissed.
Now, said World Championship Punkin Chunkin president Frank Payton, a more comprehensive insurance policy is in place to protect the landowner.
One aspect making it challenging to re-launch the event was that there were few landowners in Delaware or eastern Maryland with lands big enough to safely host the event. In its longest-distance category, air cannon, the record distance stands at 4,694 feet, and teams openly pine to break the mile barrier.
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