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Harvest Festival/Music in the Park 2017

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Cedar Rose Park

1300 Rose Street

Berkeley, CA 94702

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**Event will run, rain or shine, although if heavy rain occurs, event may be cancelled. For current event status, please call our Harvest Festival Hotline at 510-981-5149.**

In order to inspire more urban farming, more homemade food, and healthier eating, the Berkeley Harvest Festival will host a Food and Garden Expo at Cedar Rose Park on Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This free event will celebrate the harvest season with foods grown, harvested, and prepared by members of the Berkeley community. Join us for a Seed Swap.Come swap garden seeds, share gardening tips, and enjoy the company of fantastic local gardeners and earth stewards.

Don’t have any seeds to swap? No problem! We will have a generous supply of organic vegetable and flowers seeds on hand (while supplies last). Take some seeds home to plant in your garden or containers.

A Crop Swap will also be featured. Bring your garden’s surplus and exchange it with other gardeners. All types of fruits and vegetables are welcome.

Enter your best homemade pie, pickled vegetables, cookies, jam, and other homemade goods or homegrown produce in our food contests. Although all food entries must feature a main ingredient that could feasibly be grown in Berkeley, the actual ingredient does not need to have been grown in Berkeley. All participants will receive recognition and ribbons will be awarded in each category.

In addition, there will be guided tours of nearby community gardens, as well as "from garden to table" cooking demonstrations.

Children will have tons of fun at the Kids Zone, whether conquering the climbing wall, running the obstacle course, bowling with pumpkins, or making a scarecrow. Other kids’ activities include face painting, pumpkin decorating, a petting zoo, and a carnival games with prizes. Visit the Parks and Recreation booths to learn more about our great program and class offerings. The City's "Music in the Park" summer concert series will conclude with live musical performances from Motor Dude Zydeco, The Spazmatics, and Tortilla Soup.

Keeping with the spirit of this event, sustainable practices are strongly encouraged. Public transit is available via AC Transit (#25, #52); also Cedar Rose Park is walking distance from North Berkeley BART. In addition, free valet bike parking will be located on site.

Food Contest Entry Forms and more information about the event can be found at www.cityofberkeley.info/recreation.

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For more info, contact Recreation Office at 510-981-5150.

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