We hope for the competitors that all your work is going well and your trebuchets are taking their vitamins.
First, a reminder on the times for the VTPC festival. The gates to the festival will open at 11am for spectators. Admission to the festival will cost $5 for adults and $3 for ages 12 and under. Money raised goes to support the Lamoille Family Center and Cambridge Area Rotary.
Competitors may come early, before 11 am, and set up if they want to. Please give yourself adequate time to set up and get everything ready prior to the 1 pm start.
The first round of competitive trebuchet hurling will begin at 1 pm, the 2nd round at 2 pm, and the 3rd (final round) will be at 3 pm. The prizes will be awarded immediately following the 3rd round.
American Chunker Air Cannon team from Merrimack, NH will be there early to set up. They report that they "should be up and operational by 10-11 am." So we expect they will do some shooting between 11 am and 1 pm. They posted these thoughts about their Vermont shoot:
THE FARM DOSEN'T QUITE HAVE A MILE OF OPEN FIELD SO WE WILL BE WORKING WITH 4000FT OR SO, WHICH IS PERFECT FOR OUR FIRST EXHIBITION EVENT. FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE ATTENDING THE EVENT, WE SHOULD BE UP AND OPERATIONAL BY 10-11 AM ON SUNDAY. TEAM AMERICAN CHUNKER IS LOOKING TO BREAK INTO THE 4000FT NEIGHBORHOOD WITH EASE ON SUNDAY. I'M SURE THERE WILL BE REAL SPOTTERS AND ACCURATE MEASURING ON SUNDAY TO GIVE THE CREW A REAL FEEL FOR TRUE DISTANCES. THIS IS A BIG TEST FOR THE ALL NEW CHUNKER - WILL SHE DELIVER..............?Prepare yourself to be amazed at the latest and greatest in pumpkin smashing technology.
The music courtesy of Wilbur's Dog will begin about 12 noon.
A general reminder: the event is alcohol free and dogs are not allowed, Wilbur's Dog being the exception.
We will also be selling "official" Vermont Pumpkin Chunkin Festival t-shirts, for $15. We will have about 100 shirts.
Please stay tuned for any updates.
----For more details please see the press release and the competition rules.