Dallas Harvest Festival celebrates ‘Year of the Family’


First Posted: 7/29/2014

The Dallas Harvest Festival Steering Committee is planning the 12th Annual Dallas Harvest Festival to take place from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 14 on and around Main Street in Dallas Borough.

To commemorate the “Year of the Family,” activities will be planned with this in mind. Enjoy Best of Open Mic (BOOM) category on Friday, Sept. 12, beginning with sign-ups at 5:30 p.m. at the George M. Dallas Masonic Lodge 531, 60 Main St., Dallas. Family acts are welcome. Cash prizes will be awarded, as will an opportunity to perform live during the festival.

To further celebrate family, Generation to Generation will sponsor a special family-themed photo contest. The contest will feature three categories of photography: Best Overall Family Photo, Most Generations in Photo and Oldest Generational Photo. Area photographers and history experts will judge the contest and cash prizes will be awarded.

The annual Flower Display Competition will take place again this year among downtown businesses. Judging is scheduled to take place on Saturday, Sept. 13.

Main Street will once again be transformed into a hometown community street fair with an array of community-friendly vendors and a plentiful variety of local food choices. Enjoy stage performances throughout the afternoon and celebrate the harvest with a large farmers market. Youngsters will be treated to fun activities at the Children’s Corner, antique fire truck rides and a petting zoo, compliments of Blue Chip Animal Refuge.

New volunteers are always welcome. For further information about any of this year’s festivities, call the festival hotline at 570-675-1950.

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