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Punkin’ Chunkin’ among states top 10 fall events

Air cannon firing at Punkin' Chunkin'.Petersburg’s annual Punkin’ Chunkin’TM was listed last week by the Nebraska Tourism Commission as one of Nebraska’s top 10 “can’t miss” events for 2016.
Punkin’ Chunkin’TM this year is scheduled for Oct. 30 in a field east of Petersburg. Air cannons will compete in launching pumpkins for distance and accuracy. There will also be kids’ events, a pie eating contest, aerial pumpkin drop and a petting zoo.
Other fall events on the list are: Farmers’ Markets in various towns; Husker football games; Husker Harvest Days at Grand Island, Sept. 13-15; Applejack Festival at Nebraska City, Sept. 16-18; Monument Marathon at Gering, Sept. 24; Junk Jaunt in Central Nebraska, Sept. 23-25; Junkstock in Waterloo, NE, Oct. 7-9; Hallowfest in Ponca State Park, Oct. 8 and 15; and the musical “Cabaret” at the Orpheum Theatre, Omaha, Oct. 11-16.