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Auburn Harvest Festival

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Mark your calendar for
Saturday, October 19, 2024!

10am-4pm @ Recreation Park

At the Auburn Community Harvest Festival, we feature quality live music, giant pumpkin, scarecrow contests, arts and crafts booths showcasing local artisans and a costume contest and parade for young and old alike. There are carnival games, food and vendor booths hosted by local nonprofits and Auburn’s own Sugar Plump Fairies are out in friendly force. We produce a day of wholesome activities that cater to the entire family. And it’s free to attend, thanks to our generous sponsors.

DATE: Saturday, October 19, 2024
TIME: Events & Entertainment 10am-4pm
LOCATION: Recreation Park, Auburn CA

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2024 Schedule of Events TBA
  • Amazing Kids Area
  • Bounce Houses, climbing wall, rides and much more
  • Maria’s Mexican Tacos
  • Puckerz Lemonade
  • Sweeny’s Lemonade
  • Carols Market
  • Kettle King
  • Mini Donut Truck
  • Get Dipped Ice Cream
9:30– Giant Pumpkin Weighing Begins
10:00– Welcoming Remarks
10 – 1

– Register for the Costume Contest

– Judging for the Scarecrow Contest @ ARD Booth 12-1

– Performance by Skyridge Dance Program (10:45am)

–  Auburn Gymnastics Performance (11:15am)

12:30– Giant Pumpkin Awards
1 – 4– Live Music from “Bob Woods Trio”
1:30– Costume Parade Gathers at Bocce Courts
2:00

– Costume Parade – Led by the Sugar Plump Fairies

– Voting on People’s Choice Scarecrow Ends

3:00– Scarecrow Contest Awards
4:00Festival Ends
Giant Pumpkin Contest presented by Green Acres Nursery.
Heftiest Pumpkin:
  • 1st:          $1,000
    2nd:         $500
    3rd:         $250
    4th:         $100
    5th:         $100
    6th:         $100
    7th:         $100
  • Biggest Placer Grown
    $500 Bonus

THEME:

  • You can choose the theme, but the statement must be positive. No automobiles.

CATEGORY:

  • Group: Scarecrows created with adult oversight of a group of children (age restriction).
  • Open: This is for either individual or group creation.
  • People’s Choice: All scarecrows are eligible regardless of category. Public in attendance may vote for their favorite. Top vote getter is the People’s Choice.
  • Kids: Scarecrows created by kids that are 17 or younger.

CASH PRIZES:

  • People’s Choice = $500
  • Judges First Place =  $300
  • Judges Second Place = $200
  • Judges Third Place = $100
  • Peoples Kids Choice = $200

Contest registration begins at 1:00pm.

Parade begins at 2:00pm.

Prizes for best costumes in multiple age groups:

  • Most Frightening
  • Best Disney Themed
  • Best Homemade
  • Most Original
  • Best Pet Costume

We started the festival in 1997 to celebrate Auburn. This year will be another annual Community Festival and we are giving away more prize money in scarecrow, giant pumpkin, costume and recipe contests to celebrate. Come, compete, and you could take home a big check.

Auburn is an awesome community located in the picturesque Sierra Nevada foothills, about halfway between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe along Interstate 80. Auburn is such a wonderful place to live work and play that it’s well worth celebrating. It’s the gateway to the Sierra, located just above the confluence of the middle and north forks of the scenic American River.

But even more important than its Sierra location are the people who live here. They enjoy having a good time, and guests are always welcome.

At the Auburn Harvest Festival we feature quality live music, giant pumpkin and scarecrow contests, arts and crafts booths showcasing local artisans and a costume contest and parade for young and old alike. There are carnival games and pony rides for kids, food and vendor booths hosted by local nonprofits and Auburn’s own Sugar Plump Fairies are out in friendly force. We produce a day of wholesome activities that cater to the entire family. And it’s free to attend, thanks to our generous sponsors.

Please note: The festival is located in a park setting. There is a path with wheelchair access, but the festival is mostly located on grass and could be challenging for wheelchairs in some areas.

BRING–>THE WHOLE FAMILY!

BRING–>A festive attitude. Yes you can bring your own food & drinks yet we have that for you at the event too.

BRING–>Chairs? Blankets?–? Sure. The festival is set in a park so bring what you need to make it a day of fun.

BRING–>Bring a little spending money for food and crafts. The holidays will be right around the corner. We have fun festival booths.

PLEASE DON’T BRING-->Glass or Alcohol

Other things to do in the area include:

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RECREATION PARK
(and Sierra Pool)

123 Recreation Dr  
Auburn, CA 95603