The weather forecast calls for chilly weather, cloudy skies and rain, but not the kind of rain that you would expect. Go to the right areas of Utah and you will find that it is literally raining pumpkins outside.
This month, locals will be allowed to climb as high as they can to hurl masses of pumpkins onto the ground. Check it out for yourself. Two events going on the last week of October where you can see it happening.
2011 K-Bull 93 Pumpkin Drop
25 contestants dressed in costumes will drop gigantic pumpkins from 80 feet at a target. The winner will receive a $6,000, three-night retreat for four people to the Gateway Canyons Resort surrounded in the beauty of the red rock canyons of Colorado. Sponsored by K-Bull 93.
This event will be held on Oct. 27 at 11:30 a.m. at Trolley Square's Water Tower, 500 S. 700 East. Click here for more info.
The Giant Pumpkin Drop at Hee Haw Farms
For the 3rd year in a row, Hee Haw Farms will be dropping pumpkins for charity. Giants are scheduled to fall at 1 and 4 p.m. onto a car 175 feet below, but locals can get involved too. People who bring giant pumpkins can have the farm drop it from the same height and get a free family pass to the park.
For each pound of pumpkin that falls from the sky, a dime falls into the pocket of the March of Dimes, working to better the health of mothers and babies. The car will be donated to the Kidney Foundation.
This event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 29 at Hee Haw Farms in Pleasant Grove, 150 S. 2000 West. Click here for more info.