Mark your calendar for the Beacon Hill Harvest Fair, Saturday October 22 from 2-9 p.m. Activities for all ages include apple cider pressing, art, music, and dancing. On the edible side of things, there will also be a bake sale, food vendors, a Food Forest demonstration, and, to share the harvest’s bounty, a donation drive for the El Centro de la Raza food bank.
The Harvest Fair is free and will take place at the Garden House, 2336 15th Ave. S.
Here’s the planned schedule of events:
2 p.m. until dark:
- Apple cider pressing with 300 pounds of apples grown here on Beacon Hill at the Jose Rizal Park orchard. If you have extra home grown apples you would like to share, bring them to be pressed.
- El Centro de la Raza Food Bank food drive
- Beacon Food Forest demonstrates a “fruit tree guild”
- Beacon Hill Garden Club members talk to interested folks about membership in their organization
- ROCKiT space bake sale
- Food vendors
- 2-5 p.m.: Create an Art Chair with Kathleen McHugh. For all ages, no experience required.
- 3 p.m.: Hamanah Don plays West African Malinke harvest rhythms.
- 5 p.m.: Aaron Hennings leads the Mercer Middle School eighth grade orchestra.
- 6 p.m.: Jefferson Community Center-based break dance crews perform.
- 7-9 p.m.: Harvest Fair Barn Dance featuring the Small Time String Band (Oliver Abrahamson on fiddle, Eli Abrahamson on banjo, Terrie Abrahamson on guitar, and Danny Abrahamson on bass), with Sherry Nevins calling dances that are fun for the whole family—no lessons or experience needed.