Grow OV’s second annual Harvest Fest, featuring food, music and games for kids and families, is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at three locations in the Grandview Street neighborhood of East Wheeling.
Activities will take place at the organization’s Lincoln Meadow Urban Farm, 800 Grandview St., Wheeling.
“The Meadow will feature live music, kids’ games and activities, a pumpkin patch, local craft beer, and one of the best views of downtown Wheeling you’ll find,” according to social media. Grow OV.
A food court will also be set up at the Grandview Playground. Apple cider pressing, apple butter, hot corn and more will be offered at the nearby Vineyard Hills Orchard, which is located near Wheeling Heights Apartments, 13 Vineyard Hills, Wheeling.
A shuttle service to the site will be available; parking is available at the Grandview Pool Parking Lot, 900 Grandview St., Wheeling.
The Grandview Playground food court will be open from noon to 6 p.m. and will include the Public Market Kitchen, South in Ya Mouth Food Truck, Midge’s Kitchen, Table 304, Wheeling Food Mart and Neely’s Grocery.
The Lincoln Meadow Urban Farm, aka The Meadow, will feature a pumpkin patch, live music stage, local craft beer for sale, an inside yurt vendor’s market, hay play area, games and crafts for children, face painting and local vendors and exhibitors.
The Vineyard Hills Orchard, aka Apple World, will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will feature a live apple cider pressing by Grow OV, an apple butter demo by the Blended Homestead and an arts and crafts demo. fiber and pygora layers by Farmstead Fibers.
There will also be candied apples for sale by Shay’s Sweets as well as kettlecorn by NJ’s Kettle Corn.
People can also take orchard tours at Apple World.
Glynis Board, Edible Mountain Project Manager with Grow OV, described the festival as a “very special” event.
“It’s Grow Ohio Valley’s annual celebration of local food and community. We host festivities in the heart of downtown Wheeling, but in a very special location. It’s an urban agriculture site that’s becoming Wheeling’s own Central Park,” she said Tuesday.
“This is the perfect place to celebrate the Ohio Valley. And if you come to see the view, you will understand why. Many free activities will be offered to adults and children alike. Music, pumpkins, apples and more. It’s very family friendly. »
The Meadow will also be the site of a lot of music with acts such as:
11 a.m. – David Widder-Varhegyi;
12:15 p.m. – Ananga Martin;
2 p.m. – Blue Diggity Bluegrass;
4:15 p.m. – Jeff Sperl;
5 p.m. – Adrian Niles; and
6:15 p.m. – Tucker Riggleman and the Cheap Dates.