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Editorial: Harvest Festival certain to please!

It is the kind of event residents love — hay rides, tractor pulls and a show, a pumpkin patch and corn maze.

Add in a kids zone, pony rides, bounce houses and games, entertainment, a beer garden, food trucks, an arts and crafts show, a virtual haunted house, and our wonderful fall weather.

It is the Harvest Festival and it returns Saturday, Oct. 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Yavapai College Agribusiness & Science Technology Center.

Also on tap for this free event (yes, free!) will be a variety of demonstrations, including equine, canine and the bucket lift put on by Yavapai College.

It screams hometown, and we’re betting many more than last year’s 2,000 attendees will show up.

Kudos to the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce, which has partnered with Yavapai College and the Town of Chino Valley for this community event. The combination promises to make the day bigger and even better.

“All ages can participate in this,” said Lorette Brashear, the chamber’s executive director. “The kids can go and enjoy the kid’s section, the adults can go and enjoy the beer and the food … anyone can go and enjoy the craft show. It’s really got something for everybody in the entire family.”

Its success, as we see it, is the timing of the event and playing off the town’s signature event, its Territorial Days and Corn Dinner.

We hope to see you there!

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