Estancia is a small town located on NM 41 some 50 miles southeast of Albuquerque.
Every year the Estancia Rotary hosts the Pumpkin Chunkin festival to help raise
college tuition money for kids in the community. It's a big deal. There's usually a carnival, lots of
food and craft venders, music, merriment, and of course, the pumpin chunkin. I lived in Edgewood,
not too far from Estancia, and went to the Punkin Chunkin in October of 2015.
Eat, Drink, and be Merry
DRINK INSULATOR + FLASHLIGHT = COOLER 2 SEE
Of course there are pumpkins for sale
The 2015 event featured chunkers like "The Judge", "El Launcho Grande", and "The Patriot".
The Field of Competitors
"El Launcho Grande" and "The Patriot"
"CCA" and "Oh Deere"
Really Long Ramrod
Now for some Pumpkin Chunkin. Pumpkins have been known to be chunked
several hundred yards.