PHOTOS: Rapid City’s Downtown Pumpkin Festival and Punkin’ Chunkin’

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Thousands packed into Main Street Square and downtown Rapid City on Saturday for the 14th annual Great Downtown Pumpkin Festival.

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Kids and parents alike delight in the enormity of the pumpkins at the Great Downtown Pumpkin Festival on Saturday, September 24 (Darsha Nelson, NewsCenter1)

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Rapid City’s Great Downtown Pumpkin Festival, September 24, 2022 (Darsha Nelson, NewsCenter1)

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Rapid City’s Great Downtown Pumpkin Festival, September 24, 2022 (Darsha Nelson, NewsCenter1)

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Hundreds gathered to watch teams from South Dakota Mines and local middle and high schools compete in Punkin’ Chunkin’ (Darsha Nelson, NewsCenter1)

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More science fun at the Respec booth, where kids got to launch tiny projectiles of their own (Darsha Nelson, NewsCenter1)

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Competitors from Douglas work on their trebuchet during the Punkin’ Chunkin’ event at Memorial Park on Saturday, September 24 (Darsha Nelson, NewsCenter1)

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Main Street Square was packed full with family-friendly events for the Great Downtown Pumpkin Festival (Darsha Nelson, NewsCenter1)

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Crowds gathered in Memorial Park for Punkin’ Chunkin’, always a fan-favorite during the Great Downtown Pumpkin Festival (Darsha Nelson, NewsCenter1)

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Main Street Square and Sixth Street were shut down for the Great Downtown Pumpkin Festival on Saturday, September 24 (Darsha Nelson, NewsCenter1)

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South Dakota Mines Robotics took first place in the Punkin’ Chunkin’ event (Darsha Nelson, NewsCenter1)

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Rapid City’s Great Downtown Pumpkin Festival, September 24, 2022 (Darsha Nelson, NewsCenter1)

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Hundreds gathered to watch teams from South Dakota Mines and local middle and high schools compete in Punkin’ Chunkin’ (Darsha Nelson, NewsCenter1)

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