Cane Hill Harvest Festival to feature nine free concerts, painting competition
This year’s Cane Hill Harvest Festival, planned for Sept. 16 and 17, is adding nine free outdoor concerts and a painting competition to their lineup of events.
Headliner and four-time Grammy nominee Trout Fishing in America performs at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16, and Arkansauce begins at 4 p.m.
“This year’s festival is expected to be the biggest and best one yet with nine free concerts from popular, big-name bands like Trout Fishing in America, Arkansauce and John Moreland,” said Tom Pennel, festival chairman. “The festival is also a great chance to see the newly renovated historic Cane Hill College Building.”
The festival will also feature all of the local favorite events like the breakfast, sorghum-making demonstrations, arts and crafts, and concessions, he said. The painting contest with big cash prizes is also expected to be a big attraction, he said.
New to the festival is a “Plein Air” Painting Event which offers a grand prize of $500 and a people’s choice award for $250. The $40 entry fee will help support the Cane Hill Museum, which
This year’s festival is expected to be the biggest and best one yet with nine free concerts from popular, big-name bands like Trout Fishing in America, Arkansauce and John Moreland. The festival is also a great chance to see the newly renovated historic Cane Hill College Building. Tom Pennel Festival chairman
is organizing the painting event.
The festival will also include the popular allyou-can eat country breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday, plus arts and crafts, antique tractor show, concessions and demonstrations of locals making sorghum molasses, lye soap, hominy plus spinning and weaving. The winner of a handmade quilt and door prizes will be announced beginning at 4:30 p.m. Sunday.
Judy Costello, Shiloh Museum’s education manager, will lead a living history performance by Heritage School youth dressed in costume from the 1800s beginning at 2 p.m. on Saturday. An outdoor church service begins at 10 a.m. Sunday followed by gospel and bluegrass music by the Flying Buzzards.
This year’s festival includes more space for parking than ever with Lincoln FFA members parking cars for donations. Pennel said both days the festival committee is selling Nathan All-Beef hot dogs and Mountain View smoked links plus soft drinks.
The festival is held on the campus of the newly renovated Cane Hill College, which is located just west of Arkansas 45 about four miles south of U.S. 62 between Prairie Grove and Lincoln.
For more details visit http://historiccanehill. wixsite.com/canehill/ harvestfestival