Superstorm can’t stop Delaware Punkin Chunkin tradition

    Chilly air and a soggy field couldn’t hold back the mayhem that is Punkin Chunkin in Bridgeville. 

    The annual Delaware tradition returned to Sussex County.  The event which features contestants trying to throw, fire or shoot pumpkins as far as possible has become a nationally recognized event.  It has also become a featured televised event for the Discovery Channel cable network.


    There were some initial concerns that this year’s competition would be delayed or cancelled because of the impact of Hurricane Sandy.  The storm’s impact meant for somewhat soggy conditions, but the show went on as scheduled, with thousands in attendance.

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