Watch pumpkins being chucked today at Air Force Museum

Giant pumpkin-flinging catapults and human-powered machines alike will be part of the field artillery of sorts today at the 13th annual Wright-Patterson Pumpkin Chuck.

The public event is free and open between 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the grounds of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, organizers say.

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Spectators should enter through the Spinning Road gate at the intersection of Spinning and Airway.

The event is meant to bring attention to the Combined Federal Campaign, a federal workforce charity fund-raising drive.

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Pumpkin Chuck competitors will be divided into three categories, from large and small catapults to human-powered machines. A pumpkin pie bake off along with music, food, and activities for children will be part of the festivities, organizers said.

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