SlingFest Trebuchet Competition is excited to present the 6th Annual SlingFest on Sunday, October 30th beginning at 11:00 AM at Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve in Plano, TX.

What is SlingFest?

SlingFest is an annual competition of compound machines exploiting leverage and gravity to fling pumpkins as far as possible. Competitors wage battle in five different categories in the competition: accuracy, distance, funky fling, crowd choice and builder choice.



Tickets can be purchased at the gate; $10 for adults (18+), $5 for kids aged 12-17, and free for kids under the age of 12.

If purchased in advance, tickets will cost $5. Please check back for pre-purchase details.


Have you built a trebuchet and your HOA won’t let you unleash it upon your neighborhood?

Bring it to SlingFest 2016 and enter all five competitions! If you’re interested in competing, register on the DFW Trebuchet Facebook page or send an email to

More Event Details

  • When: Sunday, October 30th, 2016 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Where: Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve, 2801 E Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano, TX 75074
  • Schedule of Events:
  • 9AM - 11AM Trebuchet assembly and test fires
  • 11AM - Noon Spectator viewing and demo
  • Noon - 12:30PM Introductions
  • 12:30PM - 1:30PM Accuracy Contests (3 shots per team)
  • 1:30PM - 2:00PM Funky Fling (i.e. Best Ballistic)
  • 2:00PM - 3:00PM Distance Contests (3 shots per team)
  • 3:00PM - 3:30PM Awards Ceremony
  • 3:30PM - Close Cleanup