Community Harvest Festival

SEPTEMBER 28th, 2019

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 Greenplay Northwest Scholarship Fund. This fund helps connect young children in need to the benefits of nature by assisting with tuition and outdoor gear costs for our early learning education programs. We are currently looking for sponsors and donors to help support our low income families. Please let us know how you’d like to be involved or you can donate directly through our website:

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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, organic soups, harvest muffins, nature yoga, forest play, creating art, enjoying music, caring for animals, storytelling in the meadow, and more!

For more information about the Harvest Festival, or to volunteer to help with the event, please contact Jenni Keniston at jennikeniston@hotmail.com , or Traci Miller at traci.hutain@gmail.com.

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 2019 Community Friends and Partners:

PCC Community Markets
Al Hirsch with Alleyoop!
King County Library
Scoop Marketplace
Get Hot Yoga
Puget Sound Goat Rescue
Evergreen Corn Co.
Hike It Baby
Friends of Issaquah Salmon Hatchery (FISH)
Katherine Pryor
Cosmetology by Amy
Lake Wilderness Arboretum
Tater Tats
Puget Sound Wildcare
Homestead In The Suburbs
Kettleworks Performing Arts
Sew Eco Mercantile
The Mason Jar Farm
Blue Mist Farms
Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority
Children’s Therapy Center
Essential Sparkle