The Indian Valley community is coming together Oct. 21 to celebrate a German-inspired Oktoberfest\Harvest Festival at the pop-up business district in Greenville also known as The Spot.
Starting at 11 a.m., this family fun extravaganza kicks off with a free kids’ corner filled with fall-themed activities, organized by the North Valley Catholic Social Serves, Clean California and Cal Trans.
At 1:30 p.m. a ribbon-cutting ceremony will celebrate the completion of the Highway 89 landscaping project, which has beautified the main throughway through Greenville. From 2 to 7 p.m. Oktoberfest-inspired food will be available for purchase as well as locally brewed beer on tap.
Bring goodies from your garden harvest (fruit, veggies, seeds, saplings, canning jars) to swap with other green thumb enthusiasts from 2 to 4 p.m., courtesy of the Genesee Valley Farm. Lost Sierra Food Project will be holding a Cayenne stringing workshop from 2 to 3 p.m., with a $5 donation suggested.
Also from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Greenhouse, there will be an opportunity to learn the art of preserving food from the University of California Cooperative Extension Master Food Preservers. They will answer all your burning questions about canning.
The Greenhouse is the site where organizers of the Harvest Dessert Contest and Scavanger Hunt will announce the winners. To participate in the Dessert Contest, register in advance with Kori at (530)258-7514.
Winding down the festivities will be The Back 40, playing live acoustic music from 4 to 7p.m. Make sure you pack your clogs for some dancing fun! This is a family friendly event you won’t want to miss.