Saturday: Oakley Set to Host Harvest Festival

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Photo provided by City of Oakley

On Saturday, the City of Oakley invites the community to attend and celebrate the joys of Fall harvest with its annual Harvest Festival.

The event is from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Oakley Civic Center Plaza in downtown Oakley.

Pumpkin Decorating Contest – Guests are encouraged to carve and/or decorate a pumpkin at home and bring it to the Harvest Festival to enter into the contest. (No carving on site please) The entries will be displayed at the event with judging taking place at approximately 3:15 p.m. and awards handed out 3:30 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for the scariest, funniest, and most creative pumpkins.

Pie eating contest – Guests age 3 and older are welcome to register for the pie eating
contest at the event, starting at noon. Register early, as space is limited in each age category.

Costume parade – Everyone is encouraged to put on their most creative Halloween costume to join us in the costume parade through the park. This makes for a great photo opportunity. This parade is open to all ages. Children will receive a goody bag at the end of the
parade for participation.

Canine costume parade – We can’t leave out our canine companions, so we have a costume parade just for them. Owners will want to stop by the City tent to register and receive a “doggy bag” with free items for the canines and their owners.

Children’s area – There will be free arts & crafts, games, and bounce houses for the kids in attendance. We’ll also have a balloon artist on site making balloon animals.

Vendors – There will be shaved ice, ice cream, nachos, and hot dogs for sale at Tiki’s Shaved Ice and Ice Cream truck. Be sure to stop by Dee’s Cake Pops booth to check out her tasty cake pops, cookies, caramel apples, rice crispy treats, and pie pops! There will be more than 30 non-food vendors on site with a variety of interesting wares.

Entertainment – The Keep in Time Dance Academy will kick off the event with a 12:30 p.m. performance in the amphitheater and the East County Performing Arts Center will treat us to a dance performance later in the afternoon at 3:30 p.m. Entry into the parades, pumpkin decorating, and pie eating contests as well as the children’s area are all FREE. To register for the Canine Costume Parade, pie eating contest, and pumpkin decorating contest, stop by the City of Oakley tent in the park.

For more information, call Cindy at (925) 625-7044 or email: [email protected]