Thursday, April 24th, 2014

West Jeff’s first annual fall festival set for Oct. 12

By Kristy Zurbrick, editor

The village of West Jefferson’s first annual Harvest Festival will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 12, 2013, at Garrette Park on Walnut Street.

“We want more for the community to take part in. It’s a way to keep building camaraderie and that feeling of a friendly hometown,” said Mayor Darlene Steele. “And there’s no OSU game that day, so everyone should come out!”

Music, food, crafts, old-fashioned games, hot cider, hay rides, a pumpkin pie contest and a chili contest are all part of the line-up. Children can burn off energy in the Brutus Buckeye-themed bounce house and get creative with make-and-take crafts.

Grown-ups can get in on the craftiness, too. Anyone is welcome to set up a table to sell craft items. Spaces are free but participants must call the village to sign up prior to the festival.

Admission to the festival is free. As a community service component, festival goers are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to donate to the Good Samaritan Food Pantry, which serves West Jefferson area residents.

Organizers welcome volunteers to help with the children’s crafts, games and bounce house.

For more information, contact Mackenzie Yates at or Darlene Steele at the mayor’s office, (614) 879-7674.

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