11th Annual Punkin Launchin

11th Annual Punkin Launchin


9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Event Type

Pumpkins will be flying again on Saturday, October 8th at Faith Bible Church, located at 305 E. 400 N. in Valparaiso. There will be a variety of activities including the Punkin Dash 5K race, pumpkin hand toss, machine launch, kid’s area, and food.
The Punkin Dash 5K race starts at 9AM. Runners can sign up for the Punkin Dash using this link:

Other activities begin at 10:30AM with the pumpkin hand toss competition, many kid’s activities including pumpkin painting and other crafts. For the pumpkin hand toss there will be boys & girls youth divisions for under 7 yrs, 7-9 yrs, 10-12 yrs, and 13-16 yrs. Plus there will be adult men’s & women’s divisions along with senior men’s & women’s divisions. Participants will pay $1 per pumpkin to test their skill & strength by showing how far they can throw a 4-5 pound pumpkin. Winners will receive gifts cards provided by a local restaurant.
Our concession stand opens at 10:30AM and will feature Birky’s Country Gourmet pork burgers and hot dogs, along with other good treats all at an affordable cost. Valpo Velvet pumpkin ice cream and Dunkin Donuts will be available for purchase. Hand toss winners will be announced shortly after lunch and a short message will be given by Andy Wenthold.
The machine launch will begin at approximately 1:00PM. We are expecting 3 machines again this year including the reigning course record holder, Team Fahrfunflinger from Porter, Indiana. There will be a second large slingshot and a medieval trebuchet competing for the coveted Punkin Cup trophy.
Come and see if a new course record can be set again this year. Admission is free. This is an outside event so bring your lawn chairs. All profits will be donated to the FBC Community Outreach Fund which will be used in this upcoming year to support those in our community that may be struggling.
The event will be Saturday, October 8th at Faith Bible Church, 305 E. 400 N. in Valparaiso. You can contact us with questions at 219-464-8418, or e-mail punkinlaunchin@gmail.com or febc@comcast.net. Check us out on Facebook: (Punkin Launch FEBC) and visit our website: https://www.faithbiblevalpo.org/punkinlaunchin2022