WENATCHEE, Wash. - Fresh produce and specialty foods, antique farm equipment and fancy cars, cooking contests and lots of live entertainment. That's what you'll find at the annual Wenatchee Taste of the Harvest Festival. The festival runs from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 20 in downtown Wenatchee. Admission is free.
Kick the day off with a free family movie played at the historic Liberty Theatre and follow it up with hours of live entertainment, tractor rides and activities just for kids.
A Science Center will provide a variety of hands-on fun and educational experiences for kids and adults. Take a look at local plant life, geology, tree fruit and viticulture displays.
Check out the display of art from regional artists and watch nimble waiters negotiate an obstacle course for fame and prizes. An “Improv Chef” competition will test local culinary buffs' grilling skills featuring locally grown foods and produce.
A stage set up in the middle of Wenatchee Avenue will feature continuous live musical entertainment including blues, country, jazz and rock 'n' roll musicians.
Downtown restaurants will be offering special menus for dining, and for the over 21 crowd, there will be vintages from 10 area wineries to sample for a fee.
For more information, go to www.wendowntown.org or call Annette Pennington at 509-662-0059.