Old Pasadena Farmers Market Presents The Fall Harvest Festival

Friday, October 24, 2014 | 9:05 pm

Old Pasadena Farmers Market Fall Harvest Festival flierOld Pasadena Farmers Market invites you to the first edition of the Fall Harvest Festival taking place on Sunday, November 9, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. In addition to the weekly certified farmers market on Holly Street, this free family-friendly festival includes a seven-piece bluegrass band, a pie baking contest with cash prizes, square dancing lessons, country style food, and much more! Their very own “Mr. Pasadena” Michael Calderon will MC the event!

The Old Pasadena Farmers Market offers free kids’ activities every week. In keeping with the harvest festival theme, at 10:30 a.m. Sarah Seelinger of Farm Style Cooking for Kids will lead kids on how to churn butter and press apples. There will also be fun “old-timey” activities every 45 minutes, such as an apple bobbing contest, three legged race, egg tossing, and corn shucking contests. Prizes include $25 in gift items from the market.

Pie Baking Contest

Amateur bakers of all ages are invited to have their tastiest pies judged at the Pie Baking Contest. Entries will be accepted until 11:00am at the Market Manager’s Booth. All participants will receive Old Pasadena Farmers Market’s popular canvas market tote bag with logo designed by renowned Pasadena illustrator Paul Rogers. For details, please download the contest rules at http://www.oldpasadena.org/farmersmarket/Pie_Baking_Contest_Rules.pdf.

Prizes will be awarded as follows:

• Grand Prize $50
• Second Place Prize $25
• Best Children’s Entry $25

Old Pasadena Farmers Market is pleased to have the following local experts judging the pie baking contest:

• Matty and Lindsay Heffner (The Pie Hole – LA and Pasadena)
• Shawna Dawson (LA Street Food Fest, Artisanal LA)
• Leslie Balla (Zagat, Angeleno Magazine)

Also, at 11:00 a.m., enjoy the lively Americana sounds of Sawtooth Bluegrass Band, a seasoned seven-piece group featuring mandolin, fiddle, upright bass, banjo, and dobro.

At 1:00 p.m., Dale Hoppers, professional line and square dancing teacher and caller, will lead attendees in some rousing square dancing.

All of the events are free and everyone is welcome to join in!

Schedule

10:00am Apple Bobbing Contest
10:30am Kid’s Activity – Butter Churning and Pressed Apples with
Farm Style Cooking led by Sarah Seelinger 10:45am Three-Legged Race
11:00am Sawtooth Bluegrass Band
11:00am Deadline for Pie Baking Contest Entries
11:15am Pie Baking Contest Judging with Prizes! Contest Rules
12:00pm Egg Toss Contest
12:45pm Corn Shucking Contest
1:00pm Square Dancing with Dale Hoppers

About Old Pasadena Farmer’s Market

This certified, farmers market takes place on Holly Street every Sunday from 9:00am-2:00pm throughout the year showcasing the best in organic and locally grown fresh produce, planted orchids and cut flowers, artisanal jams and chutneys, fresh baked goods, gourmet olive oils and spreads, homemade tamales, and much more! www.oldpasadena.org/farmersmarket

The Old Pasadena Farmers Market is coproduced by Southland Farmers Market, the nonprofit organization that started and produced some of the finest farmers markets in the world including the Hollywood Farmers Market, and the Santa Monica Farmers Market. Southland Farmers Market prides itself on sourcing quality produce from certified local growers and producers. www.sfma.net

About Old Pasadena Management

The Old Pasadena Management District (OPMD) is a non-profit business organization that creatively plans, manages and develops Old Pasadena as a unique, authentic and vibrant downtown experience. The OPMD currently contracts with the City of Pasadena to manage the Old Pasadena Business Improvement District (BID). The BID enhances the basic City services by funding district-wide security, marketing, and maintenance programs to provide a clean, safe vibrant downtown experience. www.oldpasadena.org

 

 

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