City Harvest Festival to include more kids events

The city of Sweet Home’s Fourth Annual Harvest Festival will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 9 at Sankey Park.

Some 450 to 500 people attended the event last year.

“It worked well,” said organizer Edene Flierl, city of Sweet Home planning assistant. The event kicks off with the Sweet Home satellite “Walk for the Cause” event.

Music will be provided by local drummer and singer Tim Riley and his band, and the Sweet Home High School band.

“We’re expanding the kids’ zone a little bit,” Flierl said. “We’re going to try to run games the whole time.”

Organizers are trying to gear the games for all ages, she said. They’ll include everything from finding ducks in the hay for the youngest to a mini-golf style game and the annual pie-eating contest.

“It’s just a community outreach to provide a fun fall outing for families to come to,” Flierl said.

About 30 vendors are signed up to attend, selling artwork, pottery and local crafts, she said.

Activities will include tree climbing with the Pacific Tree Climbing Institute, horse-drawn hay rides and pumpkin decorating. The activities are free along with cotton candy and apple cider.

For more information, contact the city planning office at (541) 367-8113.