By Amy Cherry 4:12pm, April 1, 2014 - Updated 8:28am, April 2, 2014
VIDEO: WDEL's Amy Cherry reports with video from NBC 10.A longtime Sussex County tradition may be moving.
WDEL's Amy Cherry reports.
It's becoming more likely that Punkin Chunkin could jump to Maryland after a Bridgeville farm owner says he can no longer host the iconic pumpkin-launching event.
"If I know I'm going to get sued, it definitely won't be on my property," farm owner Dale Wheatley told NBC 10.
Wheatley tells NBC 10 he made the decision after a volunteer was injured in an ATV accident on the property in 2011. That volunteer is suing for $4.5 million, and Wheatley says he can't afford the liability.
Delaware is doing everything it can to keep the event, which serves as a huge tourism boost for Sussex County.
"I look forward to Apple Scrapple every year, and I look forward to Punkin Chunkin every year. I mean those are our Christmases here," said G.L. Jefferson of Jeff's Taproom.
A new countdown to chunk on the event's website says Punkin Chunkin will be held Oct. 24-26, with no location named.
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