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Chagrin Falls pumpkin roll takes over Grove Hill once again

It wouldn't be Halloween without the annual pumpkin roll down Grove Hill.

CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio — Editor's note: Video in the player at the top of this story was published from the 2019 pumpkin roll.

It was a messy sight with gooey pumpkin carnage everywhere.

Slimy, orange pumpkin guts covered Grove Hill in what has become a Halloween season tradition known as the Chagrin Falls pumpkin roll.

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A crowd of students tossed the pumpkins down the hill overnight, before sliding through the gooey gourd guts in winter sleds.

The annual event, which initially started as a prank in 1967 with stolen pumpkins, has evolved into more of an accepted event with many being donated.

The pumpkin roll was also the focus of a 2017 documentary titled "Grove Hill: A True Story."

Watch video from the 2021 pumpkin roll: