Last Saturday's14th annual Punkin Chunkin Festival was a huge success! Hundreds made it out to DeVries Produce for the annual benefit for The Olathe Volunteer Fire Department. This video is the next best thing to being there!

These contraptions are incredible! The time and money invested are substantial. According to a local "chunker", he says "it's a labor of love." I've been to a few chunkin events before but not this close. We got to slip right up behind these amazing cannons.

Ray Michaels

There were several categories in the morning long competition. There was distance, which the Death Star from Boulder was the easy winner, accuracy, and more.

Ray Michaels

It all ended with a barrage of flying pumpkins. A fitting end to a great day!

Ray Michaels

Again, "thank you" to the Olathe Volunteer Fire Department for their hospitality. I'll see you next year! Enjoy and please share the video! Punkin Chunkin rocks!