About the Great Pumpkin Festival

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.



brenda krauss,
Sep 13, 2011, 10:40 PM
brenda krauss,
Sep 2, 2011, 1:50 PM