When: Saturday, September 15, 2018
Time: 10:00 am until 3:00 pm
Where: 25100 Skyland Road, Los Gatos
The members and friends of Skyland Church in the Santa Cruz Mountains host the Harvest Festival for the whole community every September. Imagine a day of meeting neighbors and friends, eating wonderful home-cooked food, listening to fine music, and finding fun, new treasures. School has started, the garden is slowing down and the fog is gone. It’s time to enjoy the fruits of our collective labor.
Lunch – We Love to Eat: We serve a fine lunch with salads, chili, rice bowls (chicken and vegetarian) and lemonade. We also have wonderful jams, jellies, baked goods, and other homemade items for sale.
Silent Auction: There will be a pared-down silent auction this year, with favorites from years past. The Sanctuary will be open as a quiet place for reflection.
Produce and plants: Fresh produce is still in abundance, and our members are eager to share their bounty with you. And don’t forget the jams and jellies lovingly crafted by our members during the summer. Our collective green thumb has also been at work raising a wide variety of plants ready for fall planting to give as gifts, or to feature on your own front porch .
Children: There will be arts and craft projects for the children, lovely books and a few toys this year.
Clothes: Come find lightly used clothes for great prices!
Entertainment: Enjoy live music as you stroll around the Festival. Music adds so much to the ambiance of the day.
Volunteers: There are many fun jobs available beginning in mid-August on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Contact: HFvolunteer@skylandchurch.com
History of the Harvest Festival: The first Harvest Festival was held in 1945 at the suggestion of Henry von der Mehden, after the rush of fruit season was over. Charles Eggleston, Robert Skillman and Robert Carpenter built the booths, which held a variety of home grown and cooked foods for sale. The Harvest Festival has been held annually ever since.