Punkin Chunkin hopes to return in 2019 after resolution of lawsuit


Punkin’ Chunkin, with a lawsuit apparently in its rear view mirror, hopes to return this year.

“We are not able to address any inquiries related to the termination of the litigation except to say that the case was resolved with no admission or finding of liability on the association’s part,” the organization wrote on its Facebook page and website.

An earlier injury had prompted the organization to seek liability protection, a measure that was opposed by Delaware trial lawyers that went nowhere in the General Assembly.

The last injuredindividual was part of a video production crew at the event, which has gained worldwide attention over the years as increasingly elaborate pumpkin-tossing cannons were constructed. The lawsuit raised eyebrows, since the individual was inside an area where risk were readily apparent.

The organization noted that the event stayed alive in 2018, through a licensed event in Colorado.

The long-running event that ended in 2017 is now looking for a 600-acre location either in Delaware or the Eastern Shore of Delaware. Punkin Chunkin pumped millions of dollars into the Sussex County economy over the years.

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