O. Henry Pun-Off World ChampionshipsDue to circumstances beyond the pale, the 40th Annual O.Henry Pun-Off World Championships will be once again held in Austin, Texas on Saturday, May 13, 2017 in Brush Square behind the O. Henry and Susanna Dickinson Museums at 409 E. Fifth St.
Who? Punsters United Nearly Yearly (P.U.N.Y.) hosts this irreverent assault on our anguished language annually that lures both veteran verbivores and naive neophytes on a passionate pilgrimage to meet their Mecca in Austin. Although most contestants hail from the central Texas area, many will fall from altered states.
The 40th Pun-Off will feature food trucks, a used-book sale, live music from Shinyribs from 11am to noon, and lot of zany, groan-inducing wordplay. Stay tuned to the museum Facebook page for more details.