From the web at: northcolumbiaschoolhouse.org
11:30 am Gates Open — kid’s games, vendors, food and drink
The festival is a daytime affair beginning at 11:30 a.m. and going until dusk. It features live music, local crafts, games for kids and adults alike, and various contests. Volunteers will be serving gourmet stew with locally sourced ingredients donated by Mountain Bounty Farm and BriarPatch Co-op as well as cold drinks, cotton candy and pies at the “sugar shack” throughout the day.
Admission for the festival is free. Attendees can purchase wooden tokens to spend on the food and game booths. Local craftspeople and farmers, including MonaMe Pottery, Kelly Patton Illustration and Sierra Seeds, will also have booths with goods on sale throughout the day.
Autumn Shindig returning favorite Bev Robinson will emcee the main stage this year. Local musicians generously sponsor the event by playing pro bono. The Ruckrich Family Band will be joined by Holler Tree and George Schroder. The Belfry Brothers will close out the night.
Anyone entering the pie-making and jack-o-lantern competitions must enter early at 12:00 p.m. for judging. The winners will receive a gift basket with donations from local businesses. A beard and mustache (real and fake) competition, sack races, and other lawn games will be held throughout the day.
Sweetland Garden Supply, Mother Truckers, Jernigan’s Tap House and BriarPatch Co-op are all providing assistance as Gold Sponsors for the Autumn Shindig this year. Many other local businesses provide additional sponsorship to help this vital part of the San Juan Ridge continue to thrive.
For more information, please call the North Columbia Schoolhouse at 265-2826 or visit us on the web at: