Parade, Braunschweiger & a wealth of portable eateries on tap
“Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits.”- Samuel Butler
The Harvest Fest arrives in Fremont Thursday for a 3 day run of family friendly Fall fun. Wandering about town or driving around you can take in the Hay Art displays that provide a prelude to the festival. You can cast a vote for your fave by bringing a canned good or three to the Chamber offices downtown until October 7th. These goods will head for a local food pantry.
And if you take in any activities in the park make sure you peek at Renae Wallace's work on the wall across the street. Nicely done Ms. Wallace.
There’s a food truck rally Thursday from 4-6pm featuring Big Tucks Food Truck, Pork-n-stein, Chick-fil-a, Two Hot Tamales, Lumberjills Concessions, Grand Traverse Pie Company, Baby Suga Cheesesteak, Corrine’s Cakes and Catering, Troy Day.
Two Hot Tamales and a visit to the GTPC will likely be our destination and the variety offered up may be enough to cut into the teeming crowds that seem to be drawn to the chicken place.
And of course there is the parade beginning at 6pm. As we have often said, few towns anywhere put on a parade like Fremont. And this year they are introducing a very cool initiative that will allow access to the doings for a much broader audience. A Quiet Zone for those who may struggle with loud noises, sirens, honking horns and such. The area will be in front of the library and parade participants will refrain from making loud noises while passing the area. Kudos to the Chamber for making the parade more inclusive.
After the parade you can try your hand at axe throwing at Veterans Park from 7-9pm.
On Friday from 4-8pm the food trucks are back with a little dinner music provided by Sounds R Us
Saturday from 11am-3pm its Kids Hay Day in the Park with a bundle of activities for the young ones including the ever popular autumnal sports known as Pumpkin Bowling, Hay Bale Tossing and Corn Throwing while the Rec Center will be hosting Chalk the Walk as budding artists display their concrete creations.
Then comes Saturday night and the arrival of the Beer Tent with music coming from hometown favorites the Braunschweiger Blues Band. Any evening spent with the B3 has a better than above average shot at being a fun one so if you’re the kind of person who enjoys fun…
These are just the highlights and a page with all activities is available at https://fremontcommerce.com/harvest-festival
Harvest Fest is a worthy celebration of the season and a nod to the rich agricultural heritage the town embraces. And judging from years past, it’s a boatload of fun.
Did I mention the beer tent band?
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