Saturday Oct 15 2011 comments 15th Annual Auburn Community Festival By: Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal -A +A Robert Westervelt's giant pumpkin awaits weigh-in Saturday along with 17 other giant pumpkins at the 15th Auburn Community Festival. Sugar Plump Fairy Rita Paiz (L) offers candy to Meadow Vista residents Natalie (middle) and Emma (R) Porter. Tammy Sumner owner of Face Full of Fun (L)was one of the many local vendors at the Auburn Community Festival Saturday. Sumner had just finished painting a design on Ava Meridith Sanders face. The six year old Sanders is from Lincoln. Robert Westervelt of Granite Bay was this years giant pumpkin winner. Westervelt's pumpkin weighed 1294 pounds and broke last years record of 1285.5 pounds. Westervelt took home $2000 of the over $10,000 prize money offered in the contest. Three year olds Silas Webb (L) and Myah Denny dressed for the costume parade and were escored by their grandmothers Charlotte Wilson (L) and Rhonda Grob (R). (L-R)Emma Cunningham 12, Sierra Hickman 12, and Dakota Kier 13, were a three headed person in the costume contest. The Sugar Plump Fairies are always fun loving gals and Diana Westin was blowing bubbles Saturday. The Sugar Plump Fairies led the costume parade through the festival grounds Saturday. Fairies Fran Haynes (front) and Nancey Holland led the way. (L-R)Jenny Stenger 9, Karen Stenger and Sophie Cohen 9, check out Nathan Ross' first place scarecrow contest winner Wild Wild West. In the adult division costume contest Karla Lardner won for most scary. "This is going to be my Halloween costume," she said. Nathan Ross picked up the top honors in the open division scarecrow contest with his entry Wild Wild West. (L-R) Volunteers Rob Woodhall, Randy Warren, and John Brewer help move the giant pumpkins to be weighed. Zoey had her angel wings and halo on for the costume contest and parade. Zoey is a Boston Terrier owned by Debbie Rhoades.