Harvest Fest fast approaching

Harvest Fest fast approaching
HARVEST HAS BEGUN — The Orcutt brothers are hard at work. They were cutting all day last Thursday out west of town. In this particular field they were cutting a dry land Harrington variety of barley. I-O Photo by Adam Jerome
   The Conrad Area Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for another exciting event for Conrad!!
   The 4th Annual Harvest Festival is set for Oct. 3.  
   “We are looking forward to a busy day, as the Conrad Centennial Celebration will be held Oct. 2-4,” says Barbie Killion from the Chamber of Commerce.
   To get into the spirit of the Centennial Celebration the CofC is encouraging everyone to pick a decade and dress in costume on  Oct. 2.  
   Wear your costume to Norley Hall for the “100 Years of Music” Dance to be eligible for prizes!  Also, on Friday is the moment everyone has all been waiting for; the unveiling and dedication of the Old Town Clock.  
   Show your support and be ready for a big surprise.  Don’t worry about cooking dinner that evening, instead enjoy a pulled pork dinner.  It’s that time of year again to tantalize your taste buds with samples of great food during the Way Beyond Beef & Bison Cook-Off!  
   In the past, only beef or bison dishes were cooked up for the contest.  This year the Chamber has opened the Cook-Off up, so the participants can really use their imaginations and come up with some creative dishes we haven’t seen before in the Cook-off.  
   Participants can enter a main dish, side dish, appetizers or desserts. So dig out your recipes, dust off your chef’s hat & iron your apron. The Cook-Off is open to individuals or businesses made up of teams vying for the bragging rights of the traveling trophy, as well as a Chamber Gift Certificate. Once again you will be given the opportunity to start your Christmas shopping early from the various wares of our local Art and Craft Vendors and Independent Sales people that will be set up on Main Street.  
   “What a perfect opportunity for organizations and groups to set up a booth and earn some extra funds,” Killion noted.  
   All vendors must be registered through the Chamber and there is still space available.  
   The ever popular game of cow pie bingo will be played and live entertainment will be heard from the street.  
   Show off your talent and sign up to be part of the entertainment line-up.  The CofC is now taking registrations for the Kiss N` Squeal Contest, so if you know someone who would be a good sport for a good cause put them in “hog heaven” and nominate them (or yourself) for the Kiss N` Squeal.  
   Other activities for Harvest Festival include a “Celebration of the Ages” Parade, Chamber Centennial Motor Show, Beer Garden, Stagecoach Rides, Old Fashioned Children’s Games, 50/50 Raffle, Spaghetti Dinner, Dig Doug Karaoke, Wylie and the Wild West Concert and much, much more!  
   To participate in any of the Harvest Festival events or for additional information contact, the Chamber office at 271-7791.