CofC Harvest Festival right around the corner

21_romonaBRUSH UP FOR THE MOVIE  — PVS students Tresten Hess and Nolan Taule look over the book Ramona and Beezus.  A movie of the same name will be shown as a children’s matinee on Sept. 18-19 at the Orpheum Theatre at 4 p.m. each day. An evening movie, The Other Guys will be shown at 7 p.m.   Photo courtesy of Greg Jensen, PVS Principal




The Conrad Area Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for another exciting event for Conrad!

The 5th Annual Harvest Festival is set for  Oct. 1-2.

Molly Bock, CofC executive secretary says, “We are looking forward to a busy weekend!  It’s that time of year again to tantalize your taste buds with samples of great food during the Chile Cook-Off, taking place Oct. 1 from 4-6 p.m. on Main Street.”

There is no need to cook dinner that night -- come and sample all the different varieties or enter the Cook-off yourself!  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 prizes given by judges.

On Oct. 2 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,” said Bock.

All vendors must be registered through the Chamber, and there is still space available.  The “Redneck Rockin’ Hillbilly” Parade will begin at noon, followed by the Chamber Motor Show, with a new theme of  the Good, the Bad and the Ugly!

“As long as the motor runs, we welcome anything from ‘works in progress’ to the best of the best,” added Bock.

The ever popular game of Cow Pie bingo will be played and live entertainment will be heard from the street.  The Chamber 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 contest.

Other activities include old fashioned children’s games, a 50/50 Raffle, and much, more.

To participate in any of the Harvest Festival events or for additional information contact Bock at the Chamber office at 271-7791.