Due to the coronavirus, the 12th Vermont Pumpkin Chuckin’ Festival has been canceled.

Organizers say the event will return next year, giving competitors an extra year to prepare and test their trebuchets to launch those pumpkins and take home honors.

Last year the festival won the USA Today Best Fall Festival in the nation. The fun, family event gives kids and adults a chance to build something with their hands and compete; a cross between a shot put contest and a Soap Box Derby.

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