An Official Fair with Official Weights, Measures, Judging
This is a grass-roots start to a local fair, offering the same standards as the Alaska State Fair, but starting in a manageable size and format.
The 2012 Great Pumpkin Festival will offer:
· fair foods
· how-to-presentations and displays
· vegetable entries
· pumpkin culinary entries
· pumpkin weigh-off
· veg-head creature entries
· pie-eating contest
· and a whole lot of fun!
Small entry fee at the door for those not entering items or contests.
Who is organizing the event?
Anyone with a flair to share! Judges will need to have an eye for detail and some expertise, but we need all sorts of people. And with just a small amount of commitment, you are welcome to join and work on an as-needed basis. Creativity and arts are greatly encouraged.
Brenda Krauss is a local botanist, master gardener, educator, fair-goer and yes, a pumpkin grower. After recovering from lengthy medical treatments, she has decided that there is no time like the present to celebrate and bring the fair to Juneau.