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East Bay Mudd band helps power Pumpkin Fair Main Stage music

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POSTED September 26, 2012 9:13 p.m.

East Bay Mudd band helps power Pumpkin Fair Main Stage music

The dynamic 10-piece East Bay Mudd band will perform Sunday, Oct, 7, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on the Main Stage of the Manteca Pumpkin Fair in downtown Manteca.

The band has been thrilling audiences all over the Bay Area for decades with their upbeat and powerful take on Motown, R&B, swing and contemporary classics. Voted "most popular band" in Solano County several years running, East Bay Mudd features two vocalists, backed by four phenomenal horns and one of the tightest rhythm sections performing today.

They are just part of the entertainment at the 28th annual event that includes a stret fair, car show, free kids games, kids rides, food, and more.

There are a number of contests as well.

Baking/cooking with  pumpkin contest

The annual Sunrise Kiwanis Baking with Pumpkin Contest (all entries must include pumpkin) takes place Sunday, Oct. 7, at 2 p.m.

Late registrations should be turned in to the Kiwanis Country Corner Booth no later than Sunday, October 7 at 1:30 p.m.

Check in at the Kiwanis Country Corner Booth no later than 1:45 p.m. with your dessert. There will be five categories; Best Pie, Best Cookies, Best Cake, Most Decorative, and Most creative use of pumpkin. Be sure to mark down the category that your dessert should be judged in on the registration form and attach a copy of the form to the entry.

Each category will be judged separately as well as included in an all-around favorite category.

Family scarecrow contest

The annual Sunrise Kiwanis Scarecrow Contest is Sunday, Oct. 6, at 2 p.m.

They are encouraging families to show their pride and creativeness in a Scarecrow display.

There will be awarding a family prize for two separate categories; Most Traditional Scarecrow and The Scariest Scarecrow and “Best of Manteca”. Registration will cost $10 per entry. All Scarecrows will need to be made at home with all of your family members help. Late registrations should be turned in to the Kiwanis Country Corner Booth no later than Saturday, Oct. 6, at 1:30 p.m.

Pumpkin carving contest

The annual Sunrise Kiwanis Pumpkin Carving Contest is from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct, 6.

All entries must bring their pumpkin with all of the seeds and innards removed and bring all of their carving tools. (Tools must only be “safe pumpkin carving tools” and “no knives or any sharp objects are permitted”. They will have two age divisions; 10–12 and 13–Adult and three different categories that will be judged. They encourage all carvers to pre-register no later than Thursday, Sept. 27, for the Pumpkin Carving Contest. Late registrations should be turned in to the Kiwanis Country Corner Booth no later than Saturday, Oct. 6, at 9:30 a.m.

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