Cane Hill Har­vest Fes­ti­val to fea­ture nine free con­certs, paint­ing com­pe­ti­tion

Siloam Springs Herald Leader - - NEWS - From Staff Re­ports

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

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