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Friday, October 29, 2010

And one more very offbeat Halloween Weekend Activity

While not exactly a cultural event, this one looks like fun…and a great way to get rid of those pumpkins rotting on your front steps:

WHEN: October 30 & 31, 2010, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
WHERE: Hensler Farms, 369 County Route 519, just outside of Belvidere, NJ
TICKETS: Adults: $8; Children 5-12: $5; Children 4 & Under Free
Free Parking

The Last Fling Pumpkin Sling is not a new idea. Each year a large "Punkin’ Chunkin’ Festival" is held in the state of Delaware. The idea to have one in Northern New Jersey was inspired by the abundant farmland and natural beauty of our area (and of course, the creative team down in Delaware.)

Sponsored by the Highlands Tourism Partnership, a newly formed group whose mission is to promote the natural beauty of the Highlands area, encouraging visitation to our farms, natural resources and historic sites.

The Highlands Tourism Partnership will encourage school groups to build a device—a catapult or trebechet—that can “sling” a pumpkin. The project will be a collaboration of brain and brawn as students work together as a team. The teams will come together to compete. (Adults may enter as well.)

Pumpkin Carving Contest
Deliver pumpkin(s) to the farm market at Hensler Farms on October 30 from 10–11 AM. Judging will be from 11 AM to 12:30 PM. Registration fee is $3.

Late entries will not be considered. If you would like the pumpkin returned please pick up at Hensler Farms between the hours of 5-6 PM  on Sunday, October 31.

Divisions:
Youth:    12-17
Adult:     18 & older

Winners: All pumpkins will be on display at the Hensler Farms in the greenhouse from October 30 and 31. $20 prize for each division.

And what would a Pumpkin themed event be without a Pumpkin Recipe Contest?

Rules are now POSTED! Click here to download or stop by Hensler Farms to pick up a printed copy.
On Saturday from 10-11 AM, they will accept:
Adult Categories:
Best Pumpkin Pie
Best Apple Pie
Open Category: Your Favorite Pumpkin Recipe

Youth Category:
Pumpkin Cookies
On Sunday from 10-11 AM, they will accept:
Adult Categories:
Best Pumpkin Bread
Best Pumpkin Muffins
Best Apple Cake

Youth Category:
Pumpkin Cookies

The Pumpkin Patch Childrens' Activity Tent
The Last Fling Pumpkin Sling is a family-oriented event.

There will be plenty to do to keep your children busy including the Pumpkin Patch for Kids—a children's activity tent. Be sure to stop by with the Pumpkin Patch to paint some pumpkins, create some festive spider webs and spiders, and make other hands-on crafts. There will also be fac painting and other fun things to do. The creative staff will make sure your child has a great time during their visit.

reposted from njartsmaven.com

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