Harvest Festival to be held Oct. 24
After the success of last season's October Fest held at City Hall Bar & Grill, manager Jordan Dressen decided to come up with another event this year.
"This will be bigger and better than last year," he said. "Because there wasn't a Bug Days this year, we wanted to have something fun for people to do. But because of COVID, we weren't able to get things ready for the beginning of the month, so we got a lot of things ready and we changed the name to Harvest Festival this year."
The event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 24 and will have activities and events for all ages, while maintaining a safe environment during this pandemic period.
"We will hold the kids' activities outside, weather permitting," Dressen said. "And we will be observing social distancing and requiring masks be worn inside."
The kids' activities will be held from 1-4 p.m. and include pumpkin carving and decorating, scavenger hunt, S'mores bonfire, kid's Bingo, FFE petting zoo and more.
Lunch will be available at a concession stand from 1-4 p.m. Items being sold will be pulled pork and chips, apple nachos and marshmallow sweet potato fries.
New this year will be a Harvest Festival Chili Cook-off and public tasting from 4-5 p.m. First prize will be a $100 gift card.
The Chili Cook-off is free to enter and those wishing to participate can sign up at the bar.
The winner of the cook-off and the winner of the Adam Thielen Vikings jersey will be announced at 5 p.m.
"Throughout the month of October, those dining in get their names registered and one person's name will be drawn for the jersey," Dressen explained.
Also, for those dining during the Harvest Festival beginning at 4 p.m. receive complimentary pretzel bites and beer cheese appetizers per table.
The evening session of Harvest Festival will feature HJR and Kayla Daniels providing musical entertainments from 6-10:30 p.m.