Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Family Fun Found at Harvest Fest

The time of year has rolled around again and Harvest Fest is upon us!

Stop on down to Main Street Spearfish this Saturday, September 28 from 9AM to 5PM for some good, hometown-hospitality fun! The event will play host to several activities, sidewalk sales, street vendors, and more.

Some of the events include a pumpkin carving contest will be held in two age groups. Kids ages 12 and under will begin carving pumpkins on Main Street from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Adults ages 13 and over are allowed to pre-carve their pumpkins and must be ready by 3:30 PM to be considered for judging. Prizes will be awarded for 1st and 2nd place in both age groups and will be announced on stage at 4:00 PM.

Good Earth Natural Foods will also be holding a contest during this year's Harvest Fest. Break out your apples and pie crusts and have your pie ready for judging by 10:00 a.m. (Extra points will be awarded for use of organic and locally grown ingredients.

The Harvest Fest will also provide live entertainment throughout the day. The line-up includes:
  • ·         10:00 a.m. Down the Road (Bluegrass Band)
  • ·         11:00 a.m. Line Dancers
  • ·         11:30 a.m. Falcon Brothers (Folk Rock Band)
  • ·         12:30 p.m. Square Dancers
  • ·         1:00 p.m. Falcon Brothers
  • ·         2:30 p.m. Heath Johnson (American/Folk Band)
After enjoying the family fun downtown, be sure to take a drive through Spearfish Canyon to see the fall foliage at it's estimated peak!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Fall Foliage Color Peak on the Horizon

Autumn is right around the corner, and with the new season comes many changes to the Northern Hills. The days have begun to get shorter, cooler temperatures now allow for light jackets, and the number of visitors from the summer is dwindling down, but one of the most noticeable changes is that of the foliage around our beautiful landscape.

While most of the Black Hills National Forest is made up of evergreen trees, bits of orange, yellow, and red will soon begin to appear as the leaves on the deciduous trees change for the season. Some of the most stunning and picturesque scenery found in the Black Hills Area during the summer months can be seen right in Spearfish Canyon, but nothing compares to the canyon’s transformation in the fall.

This year’s peak for the fall foliage colors is predicted to occur late September through early October. The fall color peak -- a photographer’s dream -- is just in time for the Black Hills Photo Shootout, taking place from September 27th through the 29th, and Spearfish’s annual Harvest Festival on September 28th.

Don't miss out on the wonderful colors and landscapes Spearfish Canyon has to offer! For more information on the canyon and the Spearfish area, visit our website at: