September 27, 2012, Thursday | SANDY BEACH near picnic shelters.
Catapult Showdown Competition: See Juneau's finest as they HURL & CHUNK pumpkins! Yes, it's THAT extreme sport. Age division specify min. 2#, 4#, or 8# pumpkin (or winter squash). Power by hand and 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 prize per age division; $150 grand prize; ribbons!
4:00-5:00PM | Entrants Check-In
5:00PM | STRESS-TEST: That's right: don't crack under tension!
5:30-6:30PM Catapults throw their pumpkins!!
7:00PM Awards for CHUNKIN!
meanwhile...6:30-7:30PM be surprized or slimed? by pumpkin guts slip & slide game for young and old!
Remember: RAIN or SHINE for the CHUNKIN!!
September 28, Friday | JUNEAU ARTS & CULTURE CENTER
Great Pumpkin Festival, State Fair, Juneau: NEW ON DISPLAY: Catapults, preserves (no fish or meats; seal oil o.k.), arts: fall scene, any medium; corn husk craft, paper mache, pumpkin/winter squash carvings, market-quality vegetables or fruits IN ADDITION TO: largest vegetable or fruit, veg heads, youth & 4-H project display, and the great pumpkin weigh-off. ALL ENTRANTS draw for fantastic door prizes! Recognition & ribbons for all!
Great Pumpkin Weigh-Off: Cash Prizes | $50, $25.
12:00-5:00PM | Entrants check-in (except pumpkin culinary which is entered Saturday) $5 fee for up to three entries and free entry to day's program.
5:00 PM | Fair Opens to Public: Admission $5 adult; $3 youth; free to 5 & under. 10 and under need to be accompanied by an adult. Exhibits, Fair Foods including Barbecue, Carnival Games, Live Music & Show, Catapult Exhibit. Get your pumpkin early with a pumpkin fundraiser sale.
5:30PM | Live Music with Headline Group I: Crusty Old Farts Ensemble. Don't worry: they're all about rockability, with favorite tunes from the 70's to the more recent past.
6:00PM | Live and Silent Auction in the gallery: Visit the gallery throughout evening for auctions, pumpkin sale, and more.
7:00PM | Presentations by youth & community groups on main stage.
7:45-9:00PM | Headline Acoustic Group II: Hillbilly Honeys on main stage.
9:00PM FAIR CLOSES FOR THE EVENING: Take your old and new friends downtown!
Silent auction will continue on Saturday. Winers can pick up items 5-9PM Saturday.
September 28, Saturday | JUNEAU ARTS & CULTURE CENTER
8:00-10:00 AM | Pumpkin Culinary entrants check-in. $5 fee for up to three entries and free entry to day's program.
10:00AM | Fair opens to public: Admission $5 adult; $3 youth; free to 5 & under. 10 and under need to be accompanied by an adult.
10:15-11:00AM | Presentations by youth & community groups on main stage.
11:00AM | Noodle of Doum (long u sound): Noodling around with squash-tastic percussion & belly dance. On main stage.
Noon | Announcements Main Stage: Meet the Fair Organizers.
12:15-1:00PM | Presentations by youth & community groups on main stage.
1:00PM | Announcements Main Sage: A word from our sponsors.
1:15PM | Live Music with Headline Group I: Crusty Old Farts Ensemble. Don't worry: they're all about rockability, with favorite tunes from the 70's to the more recent past.
2:30PM | Sign-up for pie eating contest closes. / Presentations on Main Stage.
3:00PM | The Crowd GOES WILD!!! Pumpkin Pie-Eating Contest Commences.
3:50PM | Let the Good Times Roll, fiddling on main stage.
4:35PM | Final Awards. Last chance for silent auction & pumpkin sales.
5:00 PM | FAIR CLOSES. Please pick up your entries & prizes by 9:00PM.
Lots of cleanup/takedown. Want to help?
We hope that you had a blast! Please comment on what you want to see or how
you may want to help in the 2013 Great Pumpkin Festival, State Fair, Juneau.
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