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Call For Punkin Chunkin Machines


The Vinita Area Chamber of Commerce today issued a call for machines for the 4th annual Route 66 Punkin Chunkin Festival. The event is scheduled for Saturday, October 27, at John’s Tractor Works, 444934 US Hwy 60/66 in Vinita. The challenge is simple: who can chunk a pumpkin the farthest.

The cost to compete is $25.00 per machine. The fee includes festival wristbands for each team member. Teams can register online at www.vinita.com/events or call the VACC office at (918) 256-7133.

Air cannons, catapults, and trebuchets (among other machines) will all be found on the firing line. Categories will include youth, amateur, professional, and air cannon, meaning multiple teams will proudly get to call themselves chunker champions. The event is a great opportunity for kids of all ages to build something with their hands and engage in some friendly competition.

The Punkin Chunkin is more than a high-flying competition. It’s a fun-filled festival including food trucks, arts and crafts, and live music. A new feature this year is a Dutch oven cooking competition. Free activities for the kids include pumpkin bowling, pumpkin decorating, face painting, and more. Gates will be open from 11:00am to 3:00pm. General admission is $5.00. Children four and under are free. Spectators are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on.

The VACC recognizes and appreciates its Legacy Members for their commitment to the organization and Vinita’s business community: Arvest Bank, Cherokee Nation Businesses, City of Vinita, First National Bank, The Junction Internet, Oklahoma State Bank, and U.S. Cellular Premier Locations.

If you would like more information regarding the 4th Annual Route 66 Punkin Chunkin Festival, please contact the Vinita Area Chamber of Commerce by phone at (918) 256-7133 or by email at chamber@vinita.com.


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Vinita Area Chamber of Commerce

Misty Hayes, Executive Director

128 South Wilson Street

Vinita, OK 74301

Phone:  (918) 256-7133

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Development Authority

Misty Bingham, Economic & Community Development Coordinator

104 E. Illinois Ave.

Vinita, OK 74301
Phone:  918-418-3631

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City of Vinita

Brian Prince, City Clerk

104 E. Illinois Ave.

Vinita, OK 74301

Phone:  (918) 256-6468

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