Harvest Festival

Fall Harvest Festivals abound all over the country this time of year. However, Oregon is currently doing a happy dance in the rain and ready to really celebrate fall and the harvest season. The fire season has been devastating this year but the recent rains have brought hope. The rains are helping the firefighters to begin to contain the fires. It’s not over yet but some of the burden is lifted with cooler temps and actual rain!

There will be a harvest celebration this weekend, Saturday, September 23, in the Heart of the Myrtlewoods at Myrtle Point, Oregon. The Point celebrates with an old-fashioned Harvest Festival showcasing locally grown produce and food products, arts and crafts and more.

Held on the fourth Saturday of September in downtown Myrtle Point and sponsored by the Myrtle Point Chamber of Commerce, this annual festival brings in thousands of visitors that partake of everything the festival has to offer including all of the above-mentioned and more.

Remember our recent Show & Shine event blog post and the fact that Oregon has a lot of car shows and cruises? Well, this Harvest Festival is no different and sports a Show & Shine event of its own. Amazingly restored classic and older vehicles will cruise the main drags of Myrtle Point at dusk.

Hundreds of classic cars participate each year in the Show & Shine event. There will be plenty of eye-candy to view. Entry fees are $20.00 for the day and there will be awards.

(Mom actually liked her best because she bought her this after the ’57 left the garage! Red interior with a black convertible top! So kewl!)

With 50s and 60s music playing in the background, the cruise event is broadcast live by the local radio station through speakers set up on many of the street corners. Participation is limited to the first 125 entries. From 5 pm to 7 pm is the cruise. Participants must be registered for a $5.00 fee. Vehicles 1997 and older only. Awards will be given for this event also.

Dad let her drive this!

Some of the additional events that will be going are the Library Foundation Book Sale, the Firemen’s Steak Feed, a 50s dress contest, old-time fiddlers, a tractor show, farmer’s market and live music and dancing and more.

Don’t miss this kid-friendly, but very adult, day. Come stay with us at www.umpquahaven.com. We are just a little over an easy hour’s drive from Myrtle Point. Return home to your own bed at our place after a fun-filled, Harvest Festival day!

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