FAQ

Competitors

I AM THINKING ABOUT REGISTERING A MACHINE FOR THE FIRST TIME. WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW?

Welcome! Registration opens to first time competitors on June 1.

New teams must provide a picture or design concept of your machine for the application to be considered valid (for new and modified machines only).

HOW DO WE REGISTER?

Visit Registration in the Chunkers tab above for instructions starting March 1 if you competed in the previous year’s event and starting June 1 if you are a new competitor.

WHAT IS THE COST TO REGISTER?

Adult and Youth class registration is $100.00 per team. $50.00 will be returned to each team with 8 hrs of documented support provided before or after the event.

Entry fees are NON-REFUNDABLE.

WHEN DO WE REGISTER A MACHINE?

If you competed in last year’s event, you may take advantage of early registration starting March 1. New applications will not be accepted before June 1st.

Starting June 1, registration opens up to new competitors. At that point, applications will be accepted on a first-come first-serve basis.

WHEN DOES MACHINE REGISTRATION CLOSE?

We have a limited number of registration slots available. Registration closes when all available slots are filled. Some classes are limited in size due to either the amount of applications submitted or field limitations.

WE CHANGED OUR MIND AND WANT TO COMPETE IN A DIFFERENT CATEGORY THAN WE REGISTERED FOR!

Sorry. No passes will be issued to teams arriving without a machine ready to compete in their class. Example: a sling shot can not be entered on the field the day of the event in place of your approved cannon entry.

DO I NEED TO SHOW A PICTURE OF MY NEW MACHINE IN ADVANCE?

New teams must provide a picture or design concept of your machine for the application to be considered valid (for new and modified machines only).

WHAT TIME DOES THE “CHUNK” START?

The gates open at 7:30 AM each day. The complete schedule for the Chunk is available [here].

Spectators

IS THERE AN ADMISSION FEE?

$10.00 per person. Parking is free and children under 10 are admitted free of charge.

If you are towing a trailer or have an oversize vehicle there will be an additional charge.

We are sorry, but there are no multi-day tickets.

WHAT IS THE STREET ADDRESS WHERE THE CHUNK IS HELD?

As the Chunk is held in a corn field, it doesn’t have one! However, the Royal Farms at 18657 Sussex Highway, Bridgeville, DE 19933 is at the closest major intersection. From there Delaware DOT signs will point you in the direction towards the event.

WHAT HOTELS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE AREA?

Hotel Amenities
Quality Inn
225 N. Dual Highway
Seaford, DE 19973
302-629-8385
800-528-1234
95 guest rooms
25 person meeting room
Standard Internet Connection in guest rooms and meeting room
Hampton Inn
Contact: Shalin Patel
799 N. Dual Highway
Seaford, DE 19973
302-629-4500
800-426-7866
66 guest rooms
36 person meeting room (50 people w/o tables)
Internet is available in a Business Center and the guest rooms
Holiday Inn Express
Contact: Carol Powell
210 N. Dual Highway
Seaford, DE 19973
302-629-2000
800-465-4329
81 guest rooms
25 person meeting room
Internet is available in the meeting room and guest rooms
Days Inn & Suites
Contact: Shaan Christy
420 N. Dual Highway
Seaford, DE 19973
302-629-4300
61 guest rooms
25 person meeting room
Internet is available in every room
Business Center and Fitness Center are available

IS THERE A CAMPGROUND NEAR THE CHUNK?

Yes! But it isn’t “near” the Chunk, it is AT the Chunk! We accommodate both RV and tent camping. View the Travel Info page for more information.

WHEN SHOULD WE ARRIVE?

Come early, stay late. Plenty of vendors with food and drink, but feel to bring your own. Chunks officially end at dusk.