Pumpkin Fling

The Pumpkin Fling, held at the Suffolk County Farm and Education Center in Yaphank, NY is Long Island's annual championship pumpkin catapult contest -- and a unique opportunity for students and adults to experience the joys and trials of designing, building and operating sophisticated mechanical devices.  Teams in our Youth and Adult divisions build a catapult or other propulsion device to fling a 3-5 pound pumpkin into an open field.  Whichever team chucks the farthest wins!  Other awards include; Audience Favorite, Precision, and more. Thanks to L.K. McLean Associates for the use of their laser measurement equipment and to Tamara Stillman and Andrew Speiser for volunteering to read the measurements! Above are photos from the 2011 event!

Pumpkin Fling 2011 from James Tyler on Vimeo.

This year's Pumpkin Fling will be held on October 25, 2014.
First Fling is at 10:00am!!

For more information about our event or to find out how you can get involved call 631-852-4602.
Here are the 2014 ENTRY FORM and the ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF RISK FORM.

 

2013 Pumpkin Fling Results

Team # Team Name 1st Throw - Feet 2nd Throw - feet 3rd Throw - feet Target Throw -
Distance to target in feet
Ages 12-14
1 Chunk-a-delic
Islip MS, Islip
356.9 357.6 331.4 56.9
2 Chunk-a-licious
Islip MS, Islip
314.6 390.9 531.3 87.7
3 Harbor Country Day School
St. James
730.6 894 914.8 14.3
Ages 14-18
4 South Side Cyclones
South Side HS, Rockville Center
97.9 117.3 0 scratch
5 Hauppaugue Hurlers
Hauppaugue HS, Hauppaugue
504.6 516.3 503.9 45.8
6 Pumpkineers
Bay Shore HS, Bay Shore
279.6 248.8 346.8 42.2
7 Southampton High School Mariners
Southampton
180.3 185.6 101.6 63.4
8 Troop 39 - Boys Scouts of America
Mattituck
0 121.4 49 51
9 The Dark Falcons
Deer Park HS, Deer Park
467.6 641.6 644.8 51.9
10 Jack O'Splatter
Islip HS, Islip
459.9 284.2 141.6 51.4