Over 20 years celebrating the harvest in downtown
Downtown Emmett on Main Street to Washington Avenue will be the place to be for the annual Harvest Festival and Street Fair. The event began in 1992 and has continued on as a popular fall event. It will take place from noon to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6 and downtown Emmett will be transformed into a fun street fair with music, food and activities. The Harvest Festival is brought to you by the Gem County Chamber of Commerce and is one of the most anticipated event of the season.
The two-day event is combined with the River Through Time at the Gem County Island Sports Complex. They will pay tribute to local history with re-enactments and living history actors.
The Harvest Festival will have something for all ages as the community celebrates the harvest season with music, food and friends.
The events will include:
• The Gem County Recreation District will provide bounce houses for the kids and free arts and crafts from noon to 4 p.m. both days.
• A hayride will be available to tour the Harvest Festival and the surrounding area. The hayride will meet at Family Dollar and Huskie Park and will ride to City Park to pick up pumpkins, return to Huskie Park and then decorate them.
• A junior art show and prospectus will be presented by the Emmett Community Art Commission.
• A free movie will be shown Friday and Saturday at the Frontier Cinema. Watch for details.
• Entertainment will take the center stage in Huskie Park with local bands including: Carolina Morning and The Invisible Swordsman.
• Local girl scouts will present the flag ceremony and other local entertainers include: Josephine Spicer, Emmett Community Playhouse, Roger Doss, and Prime Time Swingers.
• Cowboy Poets of Idaho, the Gem Cloggers, Ms. Idaho Senior America ‘07 - Ginny Bennie, Huskie Shining Stars and Silverleaf Squares.
• The City of Emmett sheep decorating contest will announce the winner at 3 p.m. Saturday on the main stage of Huskie Park.