Come to Harvestfest
To the Editor:
What do delicious Maine baked potatoes, mouthwatering chowders and apple pie, musical entertainment led by local favorite Jewel Clark, FREE horse-drawn wagon rides, chainsaw carving, locally grown foods, historical exhibits, apple picking, and arts and crafts have in common? It’s all – and more – at the 16th Annual Bethel Harvestfest and Chowdah Cook-off on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., presented by Hancock Lumber.
Everyone loves the Chowdah Cook-off, sponsored by Sysco Foodservices and Oakhurst Dairy. It features more than a dozen area restaurants and their best chowders available for the public to taste and judge. Included in this are Foothills Grille and Catering Co., 22 Broad Street at Gideon Hastings House, The Bethel Inn Resort, Black Diamond Steakhouse, Crossroads Diner, Erin's Café, Good Food Store, The Local Hub, Sudbury Inn, Sunday River Brewing Company, Rooster's Roadhouse and S.S. Milton!
Professional and home bakers are invited to enter the Apple Pie Contest. Traditional and non-traditional apple pies will be judged and a gift certificate for the Good Food Store will go to the judges’ choices. Delicious locally grown potatoes will be served hot out of the oven – loaded with toppings, as well as locally grown corn on the cob. Hot dogs, hamburgers, and sausage with peppers and onions will also be available.
The area will be adorned in the harvest spirit with cornstalks, ribbons, pumpkins, and scarecrows! Drive around and check them all out – the theme is “It’s a Green Thing!”
The entire weekend is filled with events for all to enjoy! The Bethel Historical Society, the Upper Andro Anglers Alliance, and many of our area businesses have something to offer!
For a full calendar of events, see www.bethelharvestfest.com. Additional event support is provided by Oxford Networks, Allen’s Coffee Brandy, Pepsi Beverages Co., Mahoosuc Realty and Rentals, Rooster’s Roadhouse, River View Resort and Dunkin’ Donuts.
Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce