Punkin’ chunkin’ set for Saturday, Sunday in York area

File photo; Jim Fuller stands by his machine and celebrates as he watches it toss a pumpkin more than 1,000 feet during a 2010 competition.

File photo; Jim Fuller stands by his machine and celebrates as he watches it toss a pumpkin more than 1,000 feet during a 2010 competition.

Warning: Watch out for flying pumpkins. Jim Fuller, aka Fat Jimmy, is back to his old tricks — flinging gourds as far as he can. This is also known as punkin’ chunkin’. On Saturday, Sept. 28, he’ll bring his man powered catapults to Tractor Supply Co., 901 Loucks Road, York. Check it out 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Sunday, Sept. 29, he’ll be at Beavercreek Farm, 448 Myers Road, near Red Lion. There will be kids activities and face painting. The fun starts at 11 a.m. Both events are free.

Read more about Fuller: He appeared on the Discovery Channel in 2010. Fuller’s team and its machine, Destrier, have competed in Delaware’s World Championship Punkin’ Chunkin’. Read about how Fuller prepared for the contest last year.

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