Bentonville To Host “The Great Pumpkin Blowout!”

Has that jack-o-lantern on your front porch outlived his usefulness? Dispose of him in a unique and rather explosive way while implementing the same technology used to detonate Civil War era torpedoes!

Bentonville Battlefield will be hosting “The Great Pumpkin Blowout!” this Saturday, November 3rd, starting at 10:00am. The program will benefit Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson, which is still closed due to sustained hurricane damage.

There is $10 fee per pumpkin and BYOP (Bring your own pumpkin). It is free to watch, but you get to press the button to detonate if you bring your own. Pumpkins with minimal carving offer the best explosions, but we can work with all types.

We will be detonating on the 30-minute mark and can detonate up to three pumpkins during each session. If there is a specific time that you would like to participate, please call the site to reserve your time. Otherwise, this event is first come, first serve.

The Battle of Bentonville, fought March 19-21, 1865, involved 80,000 troops and was the last Confederate offensive against Union Gen. William T. Sherman. Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site interprets the battle and the hospital, where many Confederates were left in the aftermath.

For more information about the Great Pumpkin Blowout call the Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site at 910-594-0789. The Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site is located at 5466 Harper House Road, south of Four Oaks.