Event Schedule--2012

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.

Please drop a written comment at the fair ticket booth or by e-mail jnupumpkinfestival@gmail.com

Thank you!!!

 

 

 
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