The 9th Annual Autumn Shindig
The Autumn Shindig Harvest Festival is a reliable harbinger of the fall season. For the last nine years, this fun, family-focused festival has become an increasingly popular annual event to benefit the North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center on the San Juan Ridge.
The festival is a daytime affair beginning at 11:30 a.m. and going until dusk. It features live music, local crafts, games for kids and adults alike, and various contests. Volunteers will be serving gourmet stew with locally sourced ingredients donated by Mountain Bounty Farm and BriarPatch Co-op as well as cold drinks, cotton candy and pies at the “sugar shack” throughout the day.
Admission for the festival is free. Attendees can purchase wooden tokens to spend on the food and game booths. Local craftspeople and farmers, including MonaMe Pottery, Dale Mansfield, Lord Von Schmitt, Pam’s Purses and 4 Winds Pottery Studio, will have booths with goods on sale throughout the day.
12:00 p.m. Pumpkin Carving and Pie Making — entries due for judging
12:30 to 1:15 p.m. Gary Logan
1:15 to 1:45 p.m. Pie Winner announced, Beard and Mustache Contest
1:45 to 2:30 p.m. Moss Quaglia
2:30 to 3:15 p.m. Lawn games — sack races, three legged race
3:15 to 4:15 p.m. The Ruckrich Family Band
4:15 to 5:00 p.m. Hot Pepper Eating Contest, “Tug of Peace”, Community Photo
5:00 to 6:30 p.m. Belfry Brothers