Villa Maria to host ‘Harvest Day’ on Oct. 6-7

13th Annual Harvest Day, Villa Maria Community, Villa Maria, Pa.; 724-964-8920, ext. 3348  or email Begun in 1999 as a celebration to honor farm volunteers, “Harvest Day” is now Villa Maria’s largest public event. “Harvest Day” celebrates the harvest, the earth and those who care for both. This year, Villa Maria expands to two days of music, food and fun. There will be artisans, crafters and live entertainment with indie/folk/blue grass bands, Rising Regina and Weathered Road. The day includes children’s activities, gift-basket raffles, a bake sale, hayrides, corn hole toss, nature trail walks, herb crafts, pumpkin painting and face painting. Food includes burgers made from Villa Maria’s home farm-raised organic beef, plus Villa Veggie Wraps and Villa Stir Fry made from the center’s own organic garden vegetables. In addition, new fair trade purses, jewelry, children’s gifts, candles, unique scarves will be available for sale. The event occurs rain or shine. Noon-5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 6 and Sunday, Oct. 7. Noon-5 p.m. Free.


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