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By Max Erikson

Harvest Festival returns


September 27, 2017

The second annual Harvest Supper is back as part of the Goldendale Harvest Festival on Saturday Oct. 7 at Ekone Park. Tickets are on sale now at the Goldendale Chamber of Commerce or online at

The Harvest Festival is an annual event celebrating the agricultural importance of the community with proceeds from the Harvest Supper going to the Goldendale Future Farmers of America (FFA).

The Harvest Festival will have musical entertainment by Tim and Laurie Southworth, and The Mill Creek String Band will also be performing. Both will be playing country dance favorites from noon to 3 p.m. All are welcome for country dancing throughout the day on the lawn at Ekone Park.

Park ranger and bicycle safety expert, Brock Warrener, is back this year to lead the bicycle rodeo and talk about bicycle safety tips from 10 a.m. to noon.

The Harvest supper will be served at 5:30 p.m., and is a true farm-to-table experience, with food provided by local vendors and dinner served by FFA students and local volunteers.

Menu items include:

• Artisian bread from Lefever-Holbrook Ranch

• Tri-Tip barbequed beef sliders by Cattlemens’ and Cattlewomens’ Association

• Fresh salads made with local produce from the Goldendale Farmers’ Market

• Fruit cobbler from the Goldendale Grange made with Goldendale fruit and Goldendale-grown wheat

• Fresh apple cider from Bassetti Orchard, pressed on-site

• Maryhill wines

• Beer from Dwinell Country Ales

• Coffee from Father Michael’s Coffee Roastery

Seating is limited to 150 diners and tickets cost $20 for adults and $10 for children under 12.

Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Dana Peck, explains the focus of the Harvest Festival and supper.

“The Harvest Festival and Supper calls attention to the agricultural heart of this community,” says Peck. “It benefits local students who put great energy into mastering the details of family farming in the 21st century…it’s a real pleasure to take part in an event that benefits FFA.”

Oct. 7 is also the last day of the season for the Farmers’ Market and will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. the day of the event.


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