Flying pumpkins replace balloons at wine festival

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Posted: October 15, 2012

The Winchester Star

Bob Carbo of Raleigh, N.C., choses a pumpkin to load into his replica onagor, a Roman Empire seige weapon, during a pumpkin chunking demonstration at Long Branch Historic House and Farm Sunday. (Photo by Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star)
King Arthur, a trebuchet, launches a pumpkin that will travel 1,246 feet at Historic Long Branch on Sunday. (Photo by Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star)

Millwood — The skies over Long Branch Historic House and Farm were pretty busy this weekend.

Instead of the hot air balloons of previous years, flying pumpkins sailed through the air above...



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