Save the Date for an over-the-top fun SUTA fundraiser:

The 2018 Trebuchet Pumpkin Chunkin Benefit

 Saturday ~ October 6th, 2018

from 12 – 5 PM

at  LongSword Vineyards


LongSword Vineyards (west of Ruch on Hwy 238) has graciously allowed us to take part in their annual Fall Harvest Festival.

Long Sword Vineyards Sitting

Paint your projectile, aim for accuracy or try to fling the farthest, prizes will be awarded. (Three special prizes for the longest hurl, the prettiest decorated pumpkin flown through the air, and for hitting the Jack-Ash Target on the “straw castle wall”.  Numerous local businesses have generously provided funds and donated services and materials to help sponsor the event.

We will have a silent auction for some great items donated by local businesses.   See Silent Auction Items below. 

The test run of the Trebuchet sent a 4 lb ball 125 feet.  How far do you think you can hurl a pumpkin?

Come Join Us

and have loads of fun while we raise a few dollars to benefit the trails!

In true castle-storming form, SUTA will be raising funds while you launch pumpkins at a straw bale castle wall. If you are wondering what a trebuchet is, it’s a medieval siege engine used to hurl projectiles at attackers or castle walls. While we don’t expect to be defending ourselves from anything attacking us at the event or on the trail, we do expect to have a great deal of crazy fun while raising funds for future trail development and maintenance.

Long Sword Vineyards

So aside from the opportunity to hurl your pumpkin using our fabulous Trebuchet built by the local Sterling Creek Men’s Literary Appreciation Association (it’s a long story), come sip wine, listen to music, taste goodies from the food truck and enjoy yourselves.  Activities for all ages.


Enjoy LongSword Vineyard’s Fall Wine Release festivities and benefit the trails SUTA helps build and maintain.

Fall Coloured Leaf

MANY THANKS to Our Business Sponsors

for the 2018 Trebuchet

Pumpkin Chunkin’ Benefit for SUTA

Our Host

LongSword Vineyard


Cutler Financial, Jacksonville OR

Carefree Buffalo, Jacksonville OR

Gary Reid Chiropractic, Medford OR

Marty’s Cycle, Medford OR

Ruch Hardware, Ruch OR

Robert Neidermeyer, Applegate, OR

Parr Lumber, Medford OR

Dazey’s Hubbards, Medford OR

Cherry Street Meats, Medford OR

Picadilly Cycles, Ashland OR

Medford Cycle, Medford OR

Blackbird, Medford OR

Trader Joes, Medford, OR

Umpqua Bank, Jacksonville OR

Gary West, Jacksonville OR

Willow Creek Gifts, Jacksonville, OR

Cycle Analysis, Jacksonville, OR91833




Gift certificate for dinner for two plus wine at Vinfarm. This special opportunity for a lovely dinner is at  Wooldridge Creek’s new “prix fixe” (a complete meal offered at a fixed price) dinner spot in Grants Pass.

  Click Here is the menu for October.

Valued at $200.  Minimum bid:  $100.00



Gift certificate for two for a night’s lodging at Sterling Creek Chalet’s  cutest Tiny House with access to a hot tub, and  includes a two course gourmet breakfast!  This special opportunity for staying at the Sterling Creek Chalet will allow you to enjoy the Applegate and have close proximity to SUTA trails!

Valued at $150.  Minimum bid:  $75.00



Gift certificate for a one-day rental for two electric bicycles.  Test out an electric bike and local trails with this fun opportunity.

Minimum bid:  $50.00


Two gift certificates towards purchases at their store ($25.00 each)

Minimum bid:  $10.00 each certificate



Gift certificate for $50.00 for a Tune Up

Minimum bid:  $25

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