Trebuchet Pumpkin Chuck at Mt. Washington’s Stanbery Park

Flying pumpkins and family fun!

The annual Pumpkin Chuck returns to Stanbery Park, November 4th from 12-5p!

The Mount Washington Community Council is preparing for a busy chuck with the addition of a new trebuchet. Families are invited to bring their leftover pumpkins from the Halloween season to chuck down the Stanbery hill benefiting wildlife.


What is a trebuchet?

A trebuchet is a specific version of a catapult that uses a counterweight to create force to fling an object from a sling at the end of a pole. All trebuchets are catapults, but not all catapults are trebuchets.

How do you “chuck” a pumpkin?

For a small fee, bring your own pumpkin to place on the trebuchet and fire away! Guests are invited to load up their pumpkin into the rope sack and pull with as much force as you can! Watch in amazement as pumpkins gain a lot of air and momentum before tumbling down the hill.

Pumpkins for Wildlife

Stanbery Park is a treasure in Cincinnati with an impressive trail system through the woods. Many love Stanbery for the summer music series, Pumpkin Chuck and snow sledding down the impressively large Stanbery hill. The same hill used for sledding is where the pumpkins launch, creating a smorgasbord of nutritious gourds for wildlife to snack on.

Pumpkin Chuck Volunteers

Needing to fill graduation requirements? The Pumpkin Chuck relies on volunteers to help run the annual event. Shifts throughout the day include set up kids games & tents, parking, merch tent, beer keg set up, pumpkin transport, trebuchet staff, and more! Sign up here for a volunteer shift.

Stanbery Park is located at 2221 Oxford Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45230.

Cover image by Meg Vogel.

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