What is Pumpkin Chunkin’ ?
All fall things must come to an end, but the fun still continues after Halloween night at Great Country Farms. This event started in the 1990s after farmer Mark saw a pumpkin chunkin’ event on TV and said we could do that. After a crazy busy October season, it seems a stretch to add on another weekend but the smashing of pumpkins at the end of the season has an uplifting affect on the farmhands. There is just something about being able to release of all the pressure and stress and close out the season with a good smash. We believe our guests appreciate the outlet value as well. When was the last time you were told, ” Go Ahead, Smash it?!”
How Can you Join the Smashing Good Time?
Bring your pumpkins out for a smashing good time! There are several stations around the farm where you can drop your pumpkin and even watch it fly. We have a zip line where you can push your pumpkin and watch it soar through the sky until it smashes, a silo drop for a dramatic fall, or you can leave your pumpkin at the biggest of them all, the pumpkin drop zone and watch it be thrown off of our 40ft lift. Some have described this ultimate smash as “upside-down fireworks”.
The choice is yours! While you’re at the farm, you can also enjoy apple cider donuts, wagon rides, the Corn Maze & 12 acre farm play area. The weekend is even more fun as we add on the option to fire apples from our cannons, live cider pressing demos, marshmallow roasting and live music for Saturday & Sunday, Nov 6 & 7, 2021.
When can you smash with us?
We will be celebrating with pumpkin smashing November 5 & 6, 2022 from 10AM-5PM. Come and enjoy the beautiful weather outside and bring your jack-o’-lantern friends along for one last fling! For times, details and tickets, visit our website and get the inside scoop to plan your visit. This is one last hoo-rah you won’t want to miss.
What do we do with all of the smashed pumpkins?
Never fear there is no waste here! All of the smashed pumpkin goodness goes to our animal friends for their harvest feast. It is the best time of the year for them. When the animals have had their fill, the remaining smashed pumpkins go directly into our compost to reuse the nutrients to help build future soil here at the farm. We don’t know about you, but chunkin’ pumpkins at the farm sounds like a lot more fun than just leaving them outside for the trash. Trust us, our animal friends and next year’s crops will thank you!