Pumpkin chunking is being taken to another level right here in Innsbrook at the 8th annual Great Pumpkin Palooza on Saturday, October 28, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at 4951 Lake Brook Drive.
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS: Join in the fun and help make this Pumpkin Palooza the best ever!
CALLING ALL CATAPULT TEAMS: Schools, universities, clubs, businesses – get your team together to showcase your pumpkin catapulting abilities!
CALLING ALL HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ BANDS: Join our “Battle of the Bands” contest at this years Pumpkin Palooza! The first band registered this year is The Steward School Jazz Band. Contact the Innsbrook Foundation to sign up a school band!
Back by popular demand, the Innsbrook Foundation is hosting this family harvest festival featuring the largest Punkin Dunkin contest around! We will help you load your pumpkin into the formidable trebuchets skillfully designed and built by local high school students who are competing to be named the 2017 Champion! The mark to beat is a whopping 735 feet, which was celebrated by the Highland Springs High School Center for Engineering team! Plus, the best local high school bands are coming out to compete in the 3rd annual “Battle of the Bands” with some of the greatest jazz and popular tunes ever! Contact the Innsbrook Foundation to sign up a school band! We are adding a “People’s Choice” category to the judging this year so tell your friends to come out and support your high school’s band!
Plan now to celebrate the season in Innsbrook as we combine Punkin Dunkin and the Battle of the Bands with great food, costume contests, fun treats and the Markel KidZone. Have fun with the climbing wall, petting zoo, pony rides and bouncy house activities! There will be something for everyone, including everyone’s favorite apple-launcher with the chance to “get set, aim, and hurl” your apples across Lake Rooty into a target for fun prizes! Speaking of prizes, plan to put together a creative costume to win during one of our costume contests. It’s not just for kids! We will have seasonal beverages, delicious dishes, and lots to do for adults looking to have fun too!
The 2017 Lineup Will Knock Your Socks Off!
-Witness the amazing Punkin Dunkin Competition
-Pick a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch
-Paint a pumpkin
-Bowl a pumpkin
-Launch a pumpkin or apple into Lake Rooty
-Local restaurants will be on hand to serve up everything from gyros to barbeque, plus funnel cakes and kettle corn and much more!
-Craft brews and kid-friendly beverages
-Get your face painted, shop in our artisan market, and don’t miss the fan-favorite, bubble-maker
-Take your photo in the Silver Diner photo booth and bring home a lasting memory
-Climb the “rock” wall, ride a pony, and visit with the bunnies and llamas in the petting zoo
-Cheer on your favorite band in the 3rd annual Battle of the Bands featuring bands from local high schools!
-Spread out your blanket and sit back and relax on the Northshore lawn in a picturesque setting
Events and music from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
This year, Innsbrook’s Pumpkin Palooza supports the Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation. This foundation provides support, awareness, education and help for those battling teenage depression. Click HERE for more information!