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Annual Harvest Festival Event Kicks Off This Weekend

By Staff | Oct 3, 2018

Eugene Friend assists the Tyler County FFA with the sale of sausage at the Harvest Festival.

The wholesome, family-friendly fun of the 35th annual Middle Island Harvest Festival will be held this weekend, Oct. 5-7. Daily attractions include sorghum and apple butter making demonstrations, corn meal grinding, antique engine displays, flea market, working crafts, arts and crafts, big pumpkins, hay wagon rides, and much more.

This year’s festival will also feature a Civil War Reenactment daily.

In the meantime, those craving a bit of apple butter, sorghum, and corn meal will need to look no longer.

The three will be made and sold daily at the harvest festival.

The festival opens officially at Friday, Oct. 5. This day is also known as “Students’ Day,” as special activities and exhibits are planned for this day, primarily for students.

Saturday’s itinerary includes a cornbread and soup bean feed, baked steak dinner at noon, horseshoe pitching contest at noon, bow shoot at 1 p.m., bingo at 2 p.m., and performances by the Pickin’ Daisies from 1-4 p.m.

Sunday’s events will include a pork loin and grilled chicken dinner at noon, antique tractor show and rodeo at 1 p.m., bingo at 2 p.m., and festivities wrapping up at 4 p.m.

Daily Middle Island Harvest Festival happenings will also surely include crafters, vendors, pumpkins and gourds, baked goods and other tasty treats, and more.

Festival-goers will also perhaps be able to catch a glimpse of the Middle Island Harvest Festival Queen, who was crowned Sunday, Sept. 30.

Admission to the harvest festival is free. The festival is located three miles south of Middlebourne on Route 18. Bring your family and a lawn chair.