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Join the Last Fling Pumpkin and Football Sling Oct. 19 & 20

October 8, 2013 by

Pumpkin Fling

If you’ve ever watched pumpkin flinging on TV, you know it takes knowledge of physics, mathematics, and a collaboration with others. If you’ve got the team to do it, you can sign up now for the Last Fling Pumpkin and Football Sling in Warren County, NJ. The competition is fierce and scheduled this year for Oct. 19 & 20.

Join the Competition

If you’d like to take part in the pumpkin fling, you can still sign up to compete against rival teams hoisting 2-3-pound pumpkins in hopes of becoming the grand champion. The event is hosted at the Millbrook Farm, at the intersection of Montana and Millbrook Roads in Harmony Township.

While the main attraction for this year’s competion is still students who put their problem-solving skills, physics knowledge, and team building skills to the test using the traditional Trebuchet and Catapult Pumpkin Slinging, this year’s organizers have added several other things to the mix, including three new “fling” categories:

  • Human throwing football for distance
  • Human powered device throwing a nerf football for distance
  • A Rube Goldberg device that must sling a football a minimum of 5 feet

This year’s event has room for 20 teams each day. Check their website for the rules, an entry form, and the waiver for participants.

Pumpkin Fling

Other Attractions

Other scheduled attractions include a free bus tour to local historic sites, hot-air balloon launches, paragliding demonstrations, pick-your-own farms, crafts, non-profit and food vendors, live bands and a children’s tent. Check their website for a full schedule of activities.

Sand Sculpture

Pumpkin & Football Sling organizers are also helping to kick off the celebration of New Jersey’s 350th anniversary. They have contracted Sculptor Matt Long of the Travel Channel Sand Masters, to create a sand design that incorporates NJ’s milestone by featuring founding father, George Washington (America’s first quarterback) and Jersey’s native inventor, Thomas Edison, holding a light bulb, combined with the Statue of Liberty!

Millbrook Farm is a beautiful location on the top of Montana Mountain. Those who love to take in the fall colors should consider camping onsite during the event which takes place during peak foliage season in northern New Jersey. If you’re interested, call Rob at 908-278-4060.

Photo credits: pumpkingsling



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