Punkin Chunkin event to feature new alcohol regulations

BRIDGEVILLE — The pumpkin-hurling competition in Sussex County will feature stricter alcohol regulations this year.

Punkin Chunkin President Frank Payton was quoted by WXDE-FM as saying that event organizers are asking spectators not to bring their own alcohol.

He says beer will be sold at the event, but says that if people want to bring their own alcohol, the event will feature designated camping sites where people will be allowed to drink.

Payton says glass will not be allowed under any circumstances since the event will be held on farms. He says having broken glass on the fields would cause problems for farmers trying to grow crops.

Punkin Chunkin will run from Nov. 4 through Nov. 6 after a two-year absence.

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