The Union community knows how to celebrate the pumpkin! Their “PumpkinFest” is a month-long fall harvest celebration that culminates on Halloween weekend with, what else—a pumpkin catapult competition organized by the Union Tourism Association. This year, it will be held on Saturday, October 24. The coming together of families, community and the bounty of the harvest all begins at Hunter Farms in Union.
Every day throughout the month of October, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., visit the Hunter Farms pumpkin patch, treat yourself to freshly baked apple donuts and piping hot apple cider, take an old-fashioned hayride, and enjoy plenty of games for the kids. The spirit of fall is celebrated throughout Union. Robin Hood Village and Alderbrook Resort’s restaurant menus feature the best the season has to offer and local merchants feature their seasonal fare and unique gifts. Hood Canal Events offers a round-trip personalized experience of this event!
And, on October 24, back to Hunter Farms for the annual catapult contest. Teams work for months on wood-crafted pumpkin catapults and trebuchets for the annual competition of builder skill, accuracy, and showmanship. The catapult contest starts at noon at Hunter Farms out in the pumpkin patch, rain or shine. Watch ‘em hurl!