GPF 2012 State Fair and Catapult Showdown Competition
Sandy Beach, S E P T . 2 7 , 2 0 1 2, T h u r s d a y See Juneau’s finest as they HURL & CHUNK pumpkins! Yes, it’s THAT extreme sport. Age divisions specify min. 2#, 4#,or 8# pumpkin (or winter squash). Power by hand & crank; no motors, gas, pressure, or explosive materials!!! Safety rules include operator helmets, goggles, & stress-test before competition. Back-stop will be May Flower Island Causeway. Must be able to skid onto beach or assemble at starting line. Rules adopted from www.punkinchunkin.com/machine-rules . $20 per catapult entry; spectators free. Food & beverages available. Make it a picnic! Big cash prizes: $75 per age division, $150 grand prize!!! Ribbons, prizes, AND FAME!!
4-5PM. Entrants check-in. Rain or Shine. If storm, call event line 586-1616 or tune into KTOO.
5 PM. Stress-test. That’s right: Don’t crack under tension!
5:30-7:30 PM. The Crowd goes wild. Event will be filmed.
8:30-9:30 PM. Bring catapults to the JACC. Catapult can become part of exhibit & judged for design. Table-top catapults (with $5 fee) may be entered at this time or Sept. 28, 12-5PM.
EnTRIES J. A. C. C. (Juneau Arts & culture Center ) $5 for up to 3 entries; includes same-day admission
S E P T . 2 8 , 2 0 1 2, F r i d a y, enter noon-5PM: catapults, preserves, arts, and pumpkin/winter squash carvings, Market-Quality Vegetables or fruitS; in addition to: Largest Garden Crop/Vegetable, veg heads, youth & 4-H projects & the great pumpkin weigh-off cash prizes: $50, $25.
S E P T . 2 9, 2 0 1 2, S a t u r d a y: Bring pumpkin culinary entries, 8-10 AM: Grand Prize $50. PIE-Eating Contest at 3 PM. entrants draw for fantastic door prizes!! recognition & ribbons for all!
Crop Divisions are adapted directly from the Alaska State Fair.
The State of Alaska, Department of Transportation, Division of Weights & Measures officiates over precise weigh-ins and measures.
Largest Garden Crop/Vegetables
Basically anything annual & edible, including garlic, potato, squash, melons, artichokes, sunflowers, longest gourd, etc.
Transform any vegetables into a character of your choosing (g-rated), all ages.
Great Pumpkin Weigh-Off
Cash prizes $50, $25 September 28 12:00-5:00 PM weigh-in.
Everything pumpkin (or winter squash) as a major ingredient made by contestant; no store bought mixes. Must have whole platter or 16 ounces minimum. September 29th, 8:00-10:00am entry.
· Savory Dish
1st, 2nd, 3rd place prizes. Gee Mom, no hands!
Registration for Pie Eating Contest begins on Sept. 29, at 10:00am until slots are full.
Best Fall Scene, any medium
Corn Husk Craft
Numerous ribbons in Class & Division. Special recognition and prizes! Click GPFreg below for the registration form.