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2014-10-24 8:00:00 GMT-05:00


Flipkey.com Names Punkin Chunkin As One Of "Top 10 Events for Fall of 2013"!

Posted 24 weeks 4 days ago

Punkin Chunkin has been recognized as one of Flipkey.com's Top 10 Events for Fall of 2013. Punkin Chunkin made it to the list thanks to the the uniqueness of their chunkin championship, the lively atmosphere the event creates with the music and chili cook-off, your commitment to raising money for the youth community, and how wonderful Bridgeville is in autumn.

Active Duty Military Admitted Free!

Posted 25 weeks 1 day ago

If you are an active duty member of the armed services (Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, or Coast Guard), your admission is free when you present your ID card at the gate! Admission tickets are still required for your family members, however. Thank you for your service!

Garage Engineering, The Sequel!

Posted 25 weeks 1 day ago

Creativity and feats of engineering aren’t limited to the competition's machines. Punkin Chunkin's attendees are full of exciting, outrageous, and most of all creative garage engineering feats of their own!  We've seen a picnic table on wheels and a weed-whacker-turned-margarita-maker, and we're hungry for more!!! So make sure to bring to the Chunk your most unique and creative invention that will have even the competitors turning their heads!

Punkin Chunkin Receives Award!

Posted 31 weeks 5 days ago

World Championship Punkin Chunkin was selected as one of 100 top events by the American Bus Association!

Here is the award certificate!

Registrations Now Open for 6th Annual Punkin Chunkin Pageant

Posted 34 weeks 5 days ago

The WCPCA is proud to announce that registrations for the 6th Annual Punkin Chunkin Pageant are now open!

Click Here to Register For The Pageant

Avoid the lines, buy your Official 2013 World Championship Punkin Chunkin Apparel on-line!

Posted 35 weeks 6 days ago

Why wait until the Chunk to get your Official Punkin Chunkin Gear for 2013? Click here to visit our online store!

Midway/Tailgating Parking Passes Cost Less in 2013!

Posted 43 weeks 5 days ago

We heard many people's comments last year regarding the cost of the Midway/Tailgating passes, so we have reduced the costs substantially for 2013.  They break down to $25, $75 & $50 for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

Note that with this reduced cost, we fully expect the Tailgating area, especially on Saturday to be sold out, so order your passes today!

2013 Tickets Are Now Available!

Posted 43 weeks 5 days ago

Tickets for admission, camping and Midway/Tailgating Parking Passes are now on sale!

Click Here to Get Admission Tickets

2013 Machine Registrations Are Closed

Posted 1 year 8 hours ago

The WCPCA has filled the field for the 2013 competition.  If you wish to put your machine on a waiting list, please contact us by using the Contact Us page from the menu above.

Spectator Camping Tickets Are Now Available!

Posted 1 year 26 weeks ago

Campers! Your camping tickets are now available!

Click Here to Get Camping Tickets

2013 Tailgate Parking Passes Are Now Available!

Posted 1 year 27 weeks ago

If you are looking to get into the VIP tailgate section, here is where you purchase your parking pass. If you buy online and access the field you will be directed to this parking section. You may also purchase once you arrive until they run out. Advance purchase makes sure you have a spot whenever you arrive. This is the only section where parking is in addition to your access fee. 

Click Here to Get Tailgate Parking Tickets

2012 Miss Punkin Chunkin Pageant

Posted 1 year 27 weeks ago

We still have room to enter in the 2012 Miss Punkin Chunkin Pagaent!!

Click Here to Enter the Pageant

WCPCA Requests Your Help In Feeding Those That Are Hungry

Posted 2 years 25 weeks ago

In the spirit of our ongoing task of helping the community, World Championship Punkin Chunkin will be accepting canned good donations for food banks in our area.  If you bring a canned food item to the gate at the Chunk, we'll make sure that it gets to the people that need it the most.

We thank you in advance for your generosity!

Recent WCPCA Tragedy: Donate Today

Posted 2 years 25 weeks ago

Sadly, in 2011 the WCPCA experienced a devastating theft. Over $30,000 worth of materials was stolen in the middle of the night and we're asking for your help.

Proceeds from Punkin Chunkin benefit a number of youth scholarship funds and charity organizations - losing these materials takes away from the kids. They are the reason we chunk.

So, how can you help?

Click here to make a donation and Discovery and Science Channels will match your contributions up to $3,000. Please help us keep our event running and the spirit of the Chunk alive. Donate today.

Don’t sit in gridlock traffic. Get the full Punkin Chunkin experience by camping on site.

Posted 2 years 27 weeks ago

Whether you’ll be pitching a tent or parking your RV, reserve a space to sleep under the stars. RV or Camper at the Chunk.

Click Here to Get Camping Tickets

Become a VIPS (Very Important Punkin Chunkin Sponsor)!

Posted 2 years 27 weeks ago

Take advantage of exceptional Sponsorship Opportunities to help you reach our huge following! Our events draw crowds of over 70,000 consumers - plus state officials, TV personalities and others. And the popular annual simulcast on the Discovery Channel and the Science Channel drives heavy traffic to our site each Thanksgiving holiday season.

Enjoy our VIP treatment, which could include:

  • Unique opportunity to reach millions of followers on our hugely popular web site
  • Reports and analytic tools to track your traffic and impact
  • Great signage and presence on-site – with ample tent areas for your demos, product displays and giveaways
  • Personalized VIP golf cart transport for you and your guests throughout the event grounds
  • Face time with thousands of Punkin Chunker fans who are ready to know more about your products and services!

To explore your Punkin Chunkin sponsorship opportunities, call John Huber, President, at 443-624-1865 or email him at thechunker@hotmail.com.

World Championship Punkin Chunkin named one of Top 100 Events in North America for 2012

Posted 2 years 27 weeks ago

The American Bus Association selected Punkin Chunkin and two other Delaware events (Sea Witch Halloween and Fiddlers Festival) from a pool of more than 600 nominations. The honor acknowledges our positive impact on the local economy through an event that brings nearly 100,000 people to rural Delaware each fall. See the complete list of the top North American 100 Events and Festivals on the American Bus Associations web site.

Can’t wait to Chunk? Try playing the Lord of the Gourd game.

Posted 2 years 27 weeks ago

World Championship Punkin Chunkin comes around just once a year. But you can play at home as you count down to the next Chunk with the awesome Science Channel game Lord of the Gourd. Launch pumpkins with a virtual centrifugal machine! Play the game.

The World Championship Punkin Chunkin Association supports the mission of the above organizations by contributing to the funding that keeps them going strong. A share of the proceeds from our annual Punkin Chunkin event in November is earmarked for charitable giving. We are proud of our relationship with these vital nonprofits and the work they do to make life better for those in need.



Thanks to our many sponsors without whom this annual event would not be possible.

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