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26th Annual Harvest Fest
October 9 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
This October the Boulder Junction Chamber and downtown businesses are hosting the 26th Annual Harvest Fest.
To start the celebration of Harvest, Boulder Junction businesses will be participating in a Scarecrow Decorating Contest in which the public is encouraged to vote for their favorite display. Images of the scarecrows will be posted on boulderjct.org on Friday, October 8 through Saturday, October 9, at which time those near and far can cast their vote. An award will be presented to the business with the highest number of votes during Harvest Fest on October 9. Show our small businesses your support by casting your vote.
The 26h Annual Harvest Fest will take place on Saturday, October 9 from 10am to 3pm. Businesses will be open and Shop the Haystack will be up and running at Peeple’s Park. Shoppers who accumulate $35.00 or more in receipts from purchases made on October 9 at Boulder Junction businesses and take them to the haystack will receive a gift certificate or donated item by Boulder Junction businesses.
Granny Autumn will lead children to planned activities throughout the day. 10am-10:45am is Story Hour at the Boulder Junction Public Library’s Reading Garden (Rain back-up under the Community Center Canopy). 11am-11:45am stop into the Boulder Junction Volunteer Fire Department’s Open House. Oliva England will grace the Music on Main Street stage from 12pm-1pm and beginning at 1pm children can decorate a pumpkin at Peeple’s Park. Be sure to stick around for the announcement of the Scarecrow Decorating Contest winner at 2:30pm.
Along Main Street, vendors will be selling fall treats including baked goods, hand dipped caramel apples, chili and hot dogs. Children are encouraged to come in costume and participate in the Harvest Hunt, a self-guided scavenger hunt, and in-store games like Guess the Number of Acorns, Coloring Contest, Coffee Beans or Pumpkins. Harvest Hunt and in-store game information can be picked up at the Shop the Haystack tent. Anyone completing the scavenger hunt that day from 10am-3pm, can return their completed Harvest Hunt card for a participation prize.
Additionally, be sure to follow and read the Boulder Junction Public Library’s Halloween Book Walk. A Book Walk is a fun, educational activity that places a children’s story (literally a book taken apart) along a popular walking route in a community. Conceived as a way to inspire parents, teachers, and caregivers to take young children out of doors for physical activity and to learn, a Book Walk helps build children’s interest in reading while encouraging healthy activity for both adults and children.
We look forward to hosting this year’s Harvest Fest in Boulder Junction and hope to see you there.