Harvest Festival event results

25_haleigh_5294HAPPY STAGECOACH RIDER  — Passenger Haleigh Cuff’s highlight of Harvest Fest was her first stagecoach ride. Cuff is our own Tirsea’s granddaughter who was visiting from Utah for the Harvest Fest weekend.   I-O Photo by Tirsea McNeal




A good crowd was out and about on Saturday for the annual Harvest Festival sponsored by the Conrad Area Chamber of Commerce.

Vendors, a band, kids, moms and dads and everyone else didn’t seem to mind the cool temperature and wind.

A good place to be was in front of Olson’s Drug where samples of the Chili Cook-off were being dished out for voters to cast their ballot for the best-of-the-best.

Darren Hess with his chili dish “Down Home” was the eventual winner, beating Joe’s Steakhouse who for the second year running was just one vote away.


Following are the winners in the Motor Show. The Best Original Pickup award went to Dean Gemar for 1959 Chevy pickup. The Best Original Car, belonging to Shane Hegle was a 1964 Buick convertible; and the Best of Show award went to Jack Mullins for his 1955 Chevy Belair.

The People’s Choice award looked like this; Best Car, Rocky Mountain Customs, a 1965 Chevy Impala. Best Pick pickup, D. Gemar, 1959 Chevy; Best 1930’s car; D. Gemar, 1934; and the Best Motorcycle award went to Ken Morrison for his 1965 Harley-Davidson.