Harvest Festival this weekend

23_moon_2351HARVEST MOON  — Just in time for the CofC Harvest Festival this weekend, Brian Robinson took this cool photo of a Harvest Moon over the gain fields east of Conrad.  Photo for I-O courtesy of Brian Robinson




The annual Conrad Area Chamber of Commerce Harvest Fest kicks into gear this weekend, beginning on Friday and going on into Saturday.

CofC secretary Molly Bock tells the I-O, “We’re looking forward to a busy weekend, and it’s time to tantalize your taste buds with samples of great  food during the Chili Cook-off.

The Cook-off marks the start of the Harvest Fest and goes from 4-6 p.m. on Friday.

“No need to cook dinner, come and sample all the different varieties of chili,” says Bock.

The Chile Cook-off contestants include Farm Credit Service at their office, Pure Bliss Cycle at their store, Desert Claim Farms and Rob Cook at the Flippin’ Gym, The Pondera Arts Council at the Orpheum Theatre/Weigand Auditorium, the Pondera Medical Center in the Downtown Mall, Gary and Leo’s IGA in the store and G&D Hardware at their store.

The Best of the West concert featuring T.J. Casey starts at 7 p.m. at the Orpheum Theatre.

Arts and crafts people will be on the street on Saturday to give you a chance to do some early Christmas shopping.

The Redneck Rocking’ Hillbilly parade will begin at noon. Parade line up starts at 11:15 a.m. on 7th Ave. followed by the Chamber Motor Show which has 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,’ Bock said.

The band, Up North, will be providing entertainment as well on Saturday.

Not to be left out is the ever popular Kiss N’ Squeal contest, Cow Pie Bingo, raffles and more.

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