The second annual Pun’kin Palooza fall festival celebration is coming
October 15th, 2017!

We’re so excited to enjoy some time with our community, friends and family. Pun’kin Palooza carries on SJA’s long history of unique fall celebrations with live music from The California Feetwarmers, a 17-foot tall robotic giraffe, pun’kin decorating, games, jumpers, a baking contest, a pun’kin pie eating contest, a petting zoo, amazing concessions, and a whole lot more!

Admission is free.


He has been petted by a President of the United States! A Mythbuster (Adam Savage) has stood on him to give a speech to thousands. He talks. He walks. He’s a giant, mechanical giraffe named Russell, and he’s coming to Pun’kin Palooza! He stands 17 feet tall and weighs nearly a ton. Kids and grown-ups a like are going to love him immediately. Visit Russell’s web site,

MASTERS of ragtime, Dixieland blues and early swing, The California Feetwarmers are renowned for an earthy depth of character that sets them apart from others who have followed that throwback path to New Orleans, Circa 1920. Their boisterous on-stage antics are solidly underpinned by playing that is as close to the source as it can be. This is the band that Keb’ Mo’ sought out to provide an air of authenticity when he recorded his latest album, BluesAmericana. The collaboration won them a Grammy-nomination in the Best American Roots Performance category.

The California Feetwarmers

Do you love pumpkins and baking? Then you need to get in on the baking contest! The theme is pumpkins and there are two prizes, Judges' Choice and People's Choice. Ready to get started? Email to get on the list! Read the rules here.

Artist, imagineers and makers unite to make the best decorated pun'kins anywhere! This contest is judged by the Mayor of Pun'kin Palooza, so make it good! Email for details.Read the rules here.

Can you pack away the pun'kin pie? Do friends accuse you of hiding food in a wooden leg? Then you might be the perfect competitor in our pun'kin pie eating contest! Sign ups are available on a first come, first served basis on the day of the event.

Interested in sponsoring Pun'kin Palooza? Send us a note!