Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Gordon Ainsleigh, "Dr. Swami" despensed love, romance, health and political advice for a dime at one of the many booths at the festival Saturday. Here Donna Vetromile of Auburn gets the doctors advice on health.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Children's activities included decorating pumpkins.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Jane Smith of Auburn and her grandson Warren Davis of Lake of the Pines check out Karen Daley's scarecrow entry at Saturday's Community Festival.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal The Sugar Plump Fairies led the costume parade through the festival grounds. (L-R) Rita Paiz, Judith Larrew, Elia Rivas, Nancy Bloom and Fran Haynes.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Live Oak Waldorf students (L-R) Sierra Hickman, Emma Cunningham, Isa Polena and Dakota Kier won funniest costume with their four headed goof costume.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Eight-year-old Layton Johnson (front) and Matthew Brouhard got into costumes for the parade and contest.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Sandy Herr, of Roseville and her daughter one-year-old Hailey were in the costume parade.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Justin Ancheta of the Justin Ancheta Band provided the music for the festival this year.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal (L-R) Alex, Arinna, Melissa Garcia, Christian and Steve Erickson, visit with volunteer Anita Yoder at the Canyon Keepers Junior Ranger Booth.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Linda Webb and "Little Dude" were at the community festival and entered in the costume parade.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Giant pumpkin growing contest winner Keith Goodrich (R) of Meadow Vista accepts his $2000 prize money from Norma Harris as KAHI's Dave Roseenthel looks on. Goodrich set a new record for Placer County and the festival with his pumpkin that weighed 1285.5 pounds. "I think we put Meadow Vista on the map," said Goodrich. "It's a year round process and I hope to be back next year."
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal With KAHI's Dave Rosenthel announcing her pumpkin's weight, Micheala Shimek-Berryessa of Grass Valley accepts her $200 prize money from Norma Harris Saturday. Shimek-Berryessa won the youth division with a pumpkin that weighed 509.5 pounds.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Seventeen month old Rosemary Miller gets up close to a giant pumpkin at Saturday's 14th Annual Auburn Community Festival.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Sugar Plump Fairy Raenel "Lemmon Drop" Sciarra shares treats with six-year-old Molly Hamilton of Auburn.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Karen Daley's scarecrow entry won a fourth place prize of $500.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Growing giant pumpkins has become a family affair for the Goodrich's of Meadow Vista. (L-R) Janet, Christina, Keith, and Beth celebrate after Keith's pumpkin took first place at 1285.5 pounds Saturday. Goodrich's pumpkin set a new record for Placer County and the Community Festival.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal The Goodrich's pose with the prize winning pumpkin Saturday. Keith Goodrich's entry won the Community Festival first place and also set a record for Placer County at 1285.5 pounds
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Meadow Vista's Keith Goodrich's winning pumpkin is being prepared to be weighed by giant pumpkin experts Randy Warren (L) and Steve Fry (R). Goodrich's pumpkin set a new Placer County and Community Festival record at 1285.5 pounds.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Nine-year-old Micheala Shimek-Berryessa stands with her friend Silas Webb by her prize winning pumpkin Saturday. Shimek-Berryessa won the junior division with a pumpkin weighing 509.5. She has been growing pumpkins for the annual Community Festival since she was 3 years old.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Giant pumpkins await their time on the offical scale to be weighed for the annual pumpkin contest at the 14th Annual Community Festival held Saturday at the Auburn Recreation Park.
Michael Kirby/Auburn Journal Meadow Vista's Kurt Barton stands in his scarecrow entry, "Shooting Geese in Technocolor." Barton won first place and Peoples Choice with his this year's entry.