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Chamber planning "Harvest Festival"


Get ready for the community’s first Harvest Festival, Sept. 14, 15.

It will be a family affair with games for both the kids and adults.

A similar, but less ambitious, event happened last October.

Sponsored by the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce, the two-day event will feature a barbecue competition cook-off with connections to the Pacific Northwest Barbecue Association. There’s a prize purse of $2,500, and those participating will have a cook off of pork, brisket, ribs and chicken.

A second competition is a pie baking contest, with locals baking either an apple or berry pie.

There will be a beer tent, a customized pet show, a petting zoo, a hay ride and some other activities, all at North Dam Park.

The chamber is sponsoring a community-wide yard sale at the park, so you can bring your tables and items to sell.

There’s the promise of face painting, pumpkin carving and a flock of kid’s games.

Chamber Manager Peggy Nevsimal said that volunteers will be needed to help make the event successful.

Any questions can be directed to her at 633-3074.

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