Slideshow | Great Pumpkin Festival 2012

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Noodle of Doum, dancer

Noodle of Doum plays and a belly dancer criss-crosses the stage at the Great Pumpkin Festival on Saturday at the JACC.
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What organic pumpkins look like. Fair-goers could purchase some of these for two dollars a pound to help the Great Pumpkin Festival organizers break even. The fair's lead organizer Brenda Krauss said pumpkins were hard to come by this year, but Rainbow Foods came through by ordering these from Washington.
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Heaviest pumpkin

Tania Wink, 33, hoists her 4-year-old son James Wink to touch the heaviest pumpkin at the second annual Great Pumpkin Festival at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center on Saturday. Visitors to the fair guessed the pumpkin's weight, which was still undisclosed by noon, to win a door prize.
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Theodore Krauss, 11, who ran the the toilet paper toss game, twirls a plastic pistol while waiting for a line to form.
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A rubber ducky bounces off the side of a vase. Dan Kiefer, 30, and his 2-year-old son D.J. Kiefer try to win a goldfish at the Great Pumpkin Festival at the JACC on Saturday.
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Second try is a little bit closer.
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Pumpkin Torte

Pumpkin Culinary Contest Entry: Pumpkin Torte, submitted by Jessica Sullivan. Ingredients: Flour, sugar, pumpkin, eggs, milk, cream cheese, olive oil, spices, walnuts, caramel sauce, whipped cream
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Pumpkin Mousse Tart

Pumpkin Culinary Contest: Pumpkin Mousse Tart, submitted by Andrea Thomas Ingredients: Fine pastry, flour, eggs, meringue with pecans glazed, hint of cayenne
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Goldfish winner

Goldfish in one hand, tickets in the other.
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Cotton candy

Sandra Bouvier, 7, eats cotton candy at the Great Pumpkin Festival Saturday at the JACC.
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The scene

A view of the Great Pumpkin Festival setting at the JACC before crowds arrive.
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Perusing door and game prizes at the Great Pumpkin Festival Saturday at the JACC.
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Veg-head Creations submissions


Images from the Great Pumpkin Festival held Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center. 

Photos by Emily Russo Miller / Juneau Empire

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