Southborough enjoys ‘Great Pumpkin Chuck’

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By Jesse Kucewicz, Contributing Writer

Farm workers load a giant trebuchet at Southborough’s Chestnut Hill Farm for this year’s “Great Pumpkin Chuck” event. (Photo/Jesse Kucewicz)
Farm workers load a giant trebuchet at Southborough’s Chestnut Hill Farm for this year’s “Great Pumpkin Chuck” event.
(Photo/Jesse Kucewicz)

SOUTHBOROUGH – Families got the chance to see their jack-o’-lanterns fly, Nov. 6, during the Chestnut Hill Farm’s annual “Great Pumpkin Chuck.”

Though some technical difficulties grounded later operations, the farm was able to launch a number of pumpkins through the air with its trebuchet early in the day. 

The event offered hot cider and cookies while also opening the farm’s extensive trail network for those who wanted to enjoy a hike through the autumn foliage.

Some changes were made in this fifth year of the event, according to D.A. Hayden, the Trustees Director of the Charles River Valley Portfolio.

“We do timed ticketing so that we limit the number of people that are on the property, because we are always very conscious of COVID safety,” Hayden said. “We have 60 people coming at each time. And it runs throughout the afternoon, and that gives them enough time to kind of hang out and have a wonderful little hike and see the pumpkins fly through the air.”

Chestnut Hill Farm is located at 5 Chestnut Hill Rd. in Southborough.

 

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