Pumpkin Chuckin’ At Halloween Event At The Fairgrounds

This post was written by jd on October 19, 2011
Posted Under: nevada county fair

By Wendy Oaks

Event part of Halloween Fun at the Fairgrounds on October 29 from 2-5 pm

As part of the Halloween Fun at the Fairgrounds on Saturday, October 29, Nevada Union and Bear River High School FFA students will compete in a Pumpkin Chuckin’ competition, as well as host several interactive booths throughout the afternoon event.

The Pumpkin Chuckin’ competition will involve catapulting pumpkins across the Fairgrounds grass area. Each hour from 2 – 5 pm, students will launch pumpkins and compete in accuracy contests, a funniest pumpkin contest, and a watermelon toss. Additionally, the final “chuck” at 5 pm will be a distance competition.

The public is invited to come out and watch the fun contest between the two schools. The crowd will be able to vote on their favorite chucker, with the winner being determined by the crowd vote, the different tosses, and the distance contest. Agriculture students from both schools will also have a booth set up to educate the public about the industry.

Also at the event, Nevada Union students will also host several interactive booths, including face painting and a fun tractor booth. Additionally, chickens, cattle, lambs, goats, pigs, and horses will be on display in the mock farm setting; and the farm scarecrow will welcome children to a California agriculture experience. Interactive activities and prizes will be awarded to participants.

FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education. There are more than 500 students involved in FFA in the Nevada Joint Union High School district, with successful programs at Bear River and Nevada Union High Schools.

Halloween Fun at the Fairgrounds is a family-friendly event hosted by the Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation. The event takes place from 2 – 5 pm on Saturday, October 29 at the Fairgrounds. The cost is $5 and includes a hamburger or hot dog, treats, lots of games, live entertainment and a cupcake walk. Plus, you don’t want to miss the costume contests and a chance to win some great prizes!

Tickets can be purchased on the day of the event at the Fairgrounds.  Visit www.NevadaCountyFair.com for information or call (530) 273-6217.


Sandy Woods, CEO, Nevada County Fairgrounds (530) 273-6217;

Luke Browning, Nevada Union High School, Agriculture Mechanics
(530) 273-4431, ext. 2110; lbrowning@njuhsd.com

Tim Reid, Bear River High School, Agriculture Mechanics
(530) 520-1820, ext. 4852 treid@njuhsd.com


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