Our friends in Power will be celebrating their annual HarvestFest this weekend, with the celebration set to begin on Friday night, October 8.

From 6 to 10 p.m., there will be a Family Fun Night with outdoor games for the entire family, weather permitting

A Street Dance will let folks kick up their heels with a DJ/Karaoke on 4th Street, between Central and Teton Avenues.

If the Family Fun Night and the Street Dance makes you hungry, then head over to Les’ Bar for their taco special. Les’ will also be hosting games, such as horseshoes, cornhole and darts.

Rise and shine early on Saturday and get a proper start to the day with a stop by the Firemen’s Breakfast, from 7:00 to 10:00 a.m. Donations will benefit the Power Volunteer Fire Department, so dig deep - our local VOLUNTEER fire departments need all the support they can get.

At 10:00 a.m., the Junior High football game will get underway, and the concession stand will be open.

Also at 10:00, and lasting until 1:30 p.m., visit the Senior Center for the Pie Social.

At noon, find your best vantage point along Power’s “Main Drag” and check out the 2021 HarvestFest Parade. Power always puts on a great parade, and 2021 is turning out to he a big year for parades in our area communities.

At 2:00 p.m., Power will go from parade to pigskin as everyone heads to the field to watch the Power-Dutton-Brady Titans take on the Box Elder Bears. At halftime, the Homecoming Royalty will be crowned.

Power School Class Baskets will be raffled, this might be at the school, or via Facebook.

As the HarvestFest weekend comes to a close, their will be a traditional steak and shrimp dinner and a live auction at 6:00 p.m., with Bingo to follow at Les’ Bar (tentative).

Tickets are on sale at Mountainview Co-Op in Power and at Les’ Bar. For more information, please contact Jennifer Taylor (836-7339), Christina Stewart (750-5830) or Sara Linder-Parkinson (899-3010).

HarvestFest History

The first Power Harvest-Fest was held on September 20, 1986.

According to The Fairfield Times of September 17, 1986, the Harvest-Fest was to go “beyond offering all comers fun, the Power Harvest-Fest has been organized to raise funds to purchase and construct property for Power Little League ball diamonds.”

On tap for that first Harvest-Fest was a pancake breakfast at the Power Community Hall; a “Fun Run, Walk, Bicycling,” a parade, bingo, kids races, volleyball and horseshoe tourneys, carnival games and an auction, dinner theater and a dance.