From balloons to pumpkins

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Posted: October 12, 2012

The Winchester Star

One of the pumpkin chunkers will be the Onager, which is 14 feet long, 12 feet wide, 11 feet high, and weighs 7,000 pounds and throws 2,000 feet.
It took a great deal of research and trial and error for Chris Gerow of Leesburg to build and perfect King Arthur, the “trebuchet,” a type of catapult from the Middle Ages, he will use this weekend. At its peak performance, the machine can throw a pumpkin 1,350 feet.

Millwood — A new kind of round flying object will be the big attraction this weekend at the Shenandoah Valley Wine and Music Festival.

For the 16th year of its annual fall event, Long Branch…

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