Falling Pumpkins Attract Visitors

December 1, 2008

Long Island (ChattahBox) — If I told you a bunch of people gathered to check out the “smashing pumpkins” you might think I was talking of a rock concert perhaps. But not this time. The Cradle of Aviation Museum usually focuses on everything that goes up, but on Black Friday people attending the exhibits and the events concentrated on the “falling pumpkins.” It was the Mitchel Field museum’s First Annual Pumpkin Drop.

Hundreds of people gathered at the Museum in Garden City, NY to take a look at the “falling pumpkins.” Several hundred ripe pumpkins were dropped from a second story balcony to burst into a moist pulp and seeds on the floor. The largest pumpkin weighed around several hundred pounds.

Nearly 300 visitors attended the event and each visitor paid $9 to watch the “smashing pumpkins” in Long Island. The 11 year old Brian Scala defined it to be “really cool.” The pumpkins were donated by two local nurseries, Nurseryland and Hicks. The smashed pumpkins will be reused as compost by the nurseries. Some of the visitors also brought their own pumpkins. These were hauled by the staff and volunteers and dropped from the second storey.


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