Junkapalooza Harvestfest At Dawson County Fairgrounds Oct. 9

Plan to attend the fun old-fashioned event at the Dawson County Fairgrounds. On Sunday, Oct. 9, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. the Glendive Junkapalooza Harvestfest will offer food, fun and shopping for all ages as we celebrate the local harvest and artisan's crafts and antiques.

It's the last farmers market of the season. Activities include horse drawn hayrides, entertainment, food vendors, unique shopping, salsa contest, cider press, a huge pumpkin patch, butter making and antique grain grinders for the kids to crank, all included in the price of admission.

"The Junkapalooza booths in the 4-H building and under the grandstand offer exclusive shopping," said Dawn Torres, Junkapalooza organizer. Shop one-of-a-kind antiques and vintage furniture, jewelry and clothing, fall and Christmas décor, repurposed junk and unique hand-crafted items. There are a few booths left. Saturday Ladies Night tickets are $40 which includes a light meal and first view and shopping of Junkapalooza.

Harvestfest has room outside for vendors and more games. The focus is celebrating local. Cost is $25 for a space. If selling farmers market produce, the cost is $10. Musicians and dancers offer entertainment on the free stage all afternoon.

Who makes the best salsa? Bring a jar or container of salsa and the public will decide between three categories: canned, fresh and unique variety. After sampling, people vote for their favorite and awards are given for people's choice after 3 p.m.

People are welcome to bring their boxes of apples and jugs to make cider in the cider press free of charge. Pumpkins in the pumpkin patch are for sale and wagons and wheelbarrows will help get purchases to your vehicle.

For a free will donation, Dawson County Healthy Communities Coalition will take family or friend photos with a natural fall background.

Admission is $5 and free for age 10 and under. More information is on the Junkapalooza Facebook page. For Harvestfest contact the Farm to Table Store or Peggy Iba at 406-939-7422 or for Junkapalooza contact Dawn Torres 406-939-4771.


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