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Celebrate Harvest in the MonDak During Harvest Days, Oct. 19 - 28

 


The Roundup will be sponsoring Harvest Days, Oct. 19th – 28th, as a way to celebrate and honor those in the agricultural industry. Stop by participating businesses to enter for a chance to win $500 in gift certificates, and while there, take a minute to admire some local talent. Richland County Boys & Girls Club members and students in the MonDak Heritage Center’s Wednesday afternoon enrichment classes will be entering fall and harvest related artwork for a chance to win six weeks of enrichment classes, as well as having their artwork framed. There will be two winners, one in the K – 2nd grade category, and one in the 3rd – 5th grade category, and all entries will be showcased at participating Harvest Day’s businesses and in the window displays at the Yellowstone Marketplace. Local artists Afton-Ray Rossol and Trish Stevenson will be judging the contest, and winning artwork will also be featured in The Roundup.

The Make It with Sugar contest is back and will be held the morning of Friday, Oct. 21st at Reynolds Market. Entries will be accepted from 9:00 – 10:00; categories are cakes, cookies, pies, candy, breads and rolls, and other. Hundreds of dollars in prizes will be awarded including $100 People’s Choice Award, and everyone who enters will receive a free bag of sugar per entry.

Once again, Sidney Sugars employees will be taste testing and judging. Recipes must be included with each entry and call for at least 1/2 cup of granulated, powdered, or brown sugar. Winning recipes will be published in The Roundup. All entries must be servable in individual samples. Please use disposable containers, as they will not be returned.

Entry forms will be available at Reynolds Market the day of, or can be filled out in advance and brought in from 9:00am – 10:00am on the 21st. Entry forms are available in the Roundup newspaper and can be brought into the office prior to the contest at 111 W Main St, Sidney, MT, 59270.

Fairview students will get a chance to show their creativity during the sugar beet decorating contest, which will be judged on Tuesday, Oct. 11th at Neu’s Super Valu in Fairview. Entries may be dropped off between Sunday, Oct. 9th and 3:00pm on Tuesday, Oct. 11th. Prizes will be awarded and photos taken between 3:30 and 5:00pm.

One new addition to this year’s celebration is the Harvest Days Craft Show, which will be held on Friday, Oct. 21st from 10:00am – 7:00pm in the Yellowstone Marketplace, 102 N Central Ave in Sidney. So after you sample some sweet treats and cast your vote for the People’s Choice Make It with Sugar entry, stop in to do a little shopping, admire the displayed youth artwork, and enjoy some cider and cookies. Kids are invited to stop in to the Yellowstone Marketplace throughout the day to take a swing at our sugar beet piñatas. Kids not yet in school can participate at noon, 1:00pm, and 2:00pm; school age kids can drop in at 4:00pm, 5:00pm, and 6:00pm. Candy and toys will be divvied up among the kids present, and who ever breaks each piñata open will get a gift certificate from McDonalds.

If you are a craft vendor interested in reserving a table, please contact the office at 406-433-3306, or Meagan Dotson at 406-478-0517.

Many thanks to the ag producers, supporting businesses, contestants, judges, and vendors who’ve partnered with us to make Harvest Days possible. Help celebrate our farming and ranching community, local ag producers, and the food they work to put on our tables.

 

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