The 2019 Trebuchet Pumpkin Chuckin Benefit

 Saturday & Sunday ~ October 12th & 13th,  2019

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm both days

at  LongSword Vineyards


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.   

Last year a young girl hurled a pumpkin 300 feet!   How far do you think you can hurl a pumpkin?

Come Join Us

and have loads of fun while you help us raise a few dollars to benefit the trails!

Long Sword Vineyards

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

After the wonderful success of last year, LongSword Vineyards and SUTA are inviting everyone out for a weekend of pumpkin chuckin’ fun at the LongSword Vineyard’s annual Fall Harvest Festival.

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.


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 and enjoy LongSword Vineyard’s Fall Wine release, listen to music, taste goodies from the food truck and enjoy yourselves with all the  festivities and benefit the trails SUTA helps build and maintain.

Long Sword Vineyards Sitting

Fall Coloured Leaf

MANY THANKS to Our Business Sponsors

for the 2019 Trebuchet

Pumpkin Chuckin’ Benefit for SUTA

Our Host

LongSword Vineyard


We are reaching out for Business Donations:

Your donation will help build and maintain local trails for future generations!

Diamond Sponsor – $1000 Donation **

Gold Sponsor – $500 Donation**

Silver Sponsor – $300 Donation**

Bronze Sponsor – $150 Donation**

The Siskiyou Upland Trails Association (SUTA) continues to create and maintain the Jack-Ash and historic Sterling Mine Ditch Trails – a community trail system for non-motorized activities. The Jack-Ash once completed, will link the trails of Jacksonville and Ashland by running along the ridges between Southern Oregon’s Rogue and Applegate Valleys. These community trails are a recreational and economic resource for our region.

*        It costs over $10,000 to build one mile of trail.

*        It costs about $900 a day for a chain saw crew.

*        All work is done by hand, mostly by volunteers.

Over the next year SUTA hopes to connect the Jack-Ash Trail with the Applegate Trail Network and to complete more loop trails. We need your help to make this happen. Please become a sponsor for our only fundraiser to help us create more enjoyable hiking trails throughout the Applegate/Rogue Valley area.

** For information about the Pumpkin Chuckin Event or Sponsorship level rewards,

please contact Maggie Ives at 541-899-6909

Maggie & Hope ~ 2018 Fall Harvest Festival


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