Punkin' Chunkin' Festival

Punkin’ Chunkin’ in the Park

Sunday, November 5th Noon – 5pm

In partnership with the Dreher Park Neighborhood Association At the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium

Save those Halloween pumpkins for the 1st Annual Punkin’ Chunkin’ Festival! Using Science Center catapults and trebuchets, send your old jack-o-lanterns and pumpkins flying through the park. Guests can also enjoy pumpkin crafts, science demos, and discounted admission to the Science Center. All ages welcome. Cold brews provided by Accomplice Brewery & Ciderworks for 21+ guests.

4 categories and tons of prizes! Pre-register to be guaranteed a launch time by adding the number of teams below.

Cost is $3 per team. Pre-registration is highly recommended, but walk-ins will be accepted until 3pm. Teams consist of up to 8 people and can be family, friends, classmates, etc. Up to 3 pumpkins can be launched per team. Your pumpkins will be weighed when you check-in and your category will be determined then. 

If you live in the Dreher Park Neighborhood area, email DreherParkNeighbors@gmail.com to receive free registration.

Check-in, registration, and festival begins at Noon and the contests start at 2pm. 

CATEGORIES:  Small, Medium, Large, and Bring Your Own Launcher.

RULES: If participants do not follow these rules, they will be disqualified. Absolutely NO EXPLOSIVES will be allowed on property. Click here for general contest and BYO Launcher rules.

Questions? Call (561) 832-1988. Interested in being a vendor? Complete this form and submit to events@sfsciencecenter.org.


Registration is closed, but you may still bring your own pumpkin and sign up at the event.