Community Harvest Festival
SEPTEMBER 22nd, 2018
10:00 am-2:00 pm
Lake Wilderness Arboretum, Maple Valley
Our Annual Community Event and “Fun-Raiser,” happens every fall at the turning of the autumn solstice. We celebrate this special time of year with families and young children, alongside community friends and partners.
Our goal at this event is connection – to the season, the inherent cycles of nature, delicious and local food, gently harvested by our farmer friends, our lovely animal friends both wild and not-so-wild, as well each other. We are a sensory-friendly event with an old-timey feel, and seek to provide a morning that all children can enjoy.
All proceed donations from our Harvest Festival go directly toward the development of our education and outreach efforts. This year, 2018-2019, will go to our Boots For All program, so that families in need can find the tools, clothes, and gear they need to get outside and explore nature with their children. We are currently looking for sponsor and donors to support. Please let us know how you’d like to be involved or you can donate directly through our website:
We suggest a $15/family donation or ‘pay as you will’ – every donation helps us to serve more children in our community. Our favorite activities include: Apple cider pressing, eco face-painting, s’mores around the fire pit, free organic soups, free harvest muffins and baked goods, caramel apples, forest play and nature-crafting, strolling musicians, farm animals for snuggling, storytelling in the meadow, and more!
Interested in becoming a Vendor?: We are seeking like-minded individuals and organizations to join us. As always, there are no vendor fees, however, we ask that you make an in-kind donation of proceeds, goods, or a gift to our organization. The Harvest Festival is a great way to connect with the families you serve and to spread your good work and cheer. We are especially interested in vendors who are: Farmers, Artists, Food Artisans, Woodworkers, Gardeners, Educators, Environmental Education or Preservation Organizations, Eco-Friendly Businesses, Musicians, Health and Wellness Providers.
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Our 2017 Community Friends and Partners:
King County Library ToGo Van
The Mason Jar Farm
Al Hirsch with Alleyoop!
Norman Baker, Musician
Lahar Valley Farm
Maple Valley Fire Department
Washington State Parks and Recreation, Ranger Miller
Grass and Roots Juice Co.
Sheridan Flats Farm
Yoga Family Inc.
Sunshine Music Together