Inaugural Arizona Harvest Fest Debuts November 5th

arizona harvest festAn annual celebration of cooler weather, changing leaves and a bountiful fall season, Arizona Harvest Fest is set to roll up on Saturday, November 5, 2016 in Downtown Chandler from 4-11 p.m. Featuring live entertainment by Tribal Seeds, a reggae band from San Diego, Arizona Harvest Fest will offer a cornucopia of recreational fun for all ages.

With fall around the corner, I’m excited to bring another themed community style festival to Downtown Chandler. Harvest Fest will include nostalgic games, seasonal beer garden, food court and national entertainment. We’re also teaming up with United Food Bank and collecting food donations to help those in need. At HDE we focus on building signature events that offer something for everyone for all ages. We can’t wait to add an autumn touch to this seasonal celebration,” Landon Evans, event coordinator, HDE Agency.

Activities include pumpkin toss, pumpkin pageant, cornhole, pie eating contest, corn shucking, cake walk, hay maze, and a kid’s zone. Food and craft vendors will offer seasonal eats, treats, trinkets and gear. Enjoy the flavors of fall in the seasonal beer garden featuring local pumpkin ales and other brews.

Here’s the full entertainment schedule:

4 p.m.                         Event Opens
4-8 p.m.                      Harvest Festival Games
4-10 p.m.                    Beer Garden
4-5:45 p.m.                 Good Rust
6-7:15 p.m.                 TBA
7:30-8:45 p.m.            Black Moods
9-10:30 p.m.               Tribal Seeds
11 p.m.                       Event Closes

Presale general admission is $8 online and $10 at the door. Day of admission is $8 to anyone who brings a non-perishable food item to be donated to the United Food Bank. Kids 12 and under will be admitted for free. VIP admission is $65 and includes six alcohol beverages, catered food, private restrooms, private seating and front stage access. VIP is for guests 21 and over only. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.arizonaharvestfest.com.

Special thanks to the official sponsors of the Arizona Harvest Festival: Downtown Chandler Community Partnership, Murphy’s Law, SanTan Brewing, Crescent Crown, Hensley, Diamond Resorts, Yellow Cab, Bar & Restaurant Insurance, AZ Distilling, Rosenstien Law, Bashas’, Whole Foods Market, Alta Steelyard, Zia Records, Yelp, NewTimes and United Food Bank.

A percentage of the proceeds from the Arizona Harvest Festival will benefit the Downtown Chandler Community Foundation  (DCCF), a 501(c) 3 nonprofit corporation whose mission is to mobilize leadership and resources to advance the development of downtown Chandler as a regional destination for shopping, dining, living, culture, and the arts. It works on behalf of the Enhanced Municipal Services District, created in 2006, to provide funds for local nonprofit organizations and special projects that enhance Downtown Chandler. For more information, visit www.downtownchandler.org.

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