Delaware’s Annual Punkin Chunkin Canceled This Year

Dover International Speedway, where the event would be held for the first time in 2014, would not be ready for this year's event. It will be back in 2015.

Punkin Chunkin, the annual Delaware event where teams compete to see how far they can launch pumpkins, has been canceled for 2014.

The event — which began in 1986 — was forced to move after losing its venue after last year. It was supposed to be held in Dover, the state capital, this year. Punkin Chunkin had bounced around at various farms in Sussex County over its nearly 30-year history. It was held in Bridgeville last year.

But the Dover International Speedway and organizers said they couldn’t get the venue ready in time, and as such they decided to cancel the event.

“Moving an event the size of Punkin Chunkin is not easy even when time is not a factor,” John Huber, World Championship Punkin Chunkin president, told Newsworks. “Both the World Championship Punkin Chunkin Association and Dover International Speedway were cautiously optimistic that the event would happen as scheduled. Ultimately, the collective decision was made to postpone the event.”

Those who already purchased $10 tickets will get a refund on their credit card.

[Newsworks | The News Journal]