Toerisme Kasterlee

11/10/20: Belgian Championship Punkin Chunkin cancelled

Unfortunately, the pumpkin shooting will not be able to take place this year due to the corona prevention measures.

Since 2011 the pumpkin town of Kasterlee has an unusual annual tradition: the Belgian Championship Punkin Chunkin. Using home-made giant catapults, the competing teams challenge each other to throw a pumpkin as far as possible.

Medieval trebuchet

The giant catapults, built by people who put their hearts and souls into these contraptions, resemble medieval trebuchets. The pumpkin itself weighs about 5 to 10 kilos. One of the rules is that it must not be frozen. Check out the competition rules the right-hand side of the page.

Fringe events

The Belgian Championship Punkin Chunkin attracts participants from far and wide to Kasterlee. Traditionally, it is a fun-filled affair, with lots of fringe events for children. Fun, power and spectacle guaranteed!

Practical information

When: Sunday, October 11, 2020

More information: or via mail to


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