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Huron Young Professionals plan Huron Harvest Fest on Oct. 6

Posted: Thursday, Sep 27th, 2012

Huron Young Professionals will present Huron Harvest Fest Oct. 6 at the South Dakota State Fairgrounds.

The event will include a ping pong ball drop, great prizes, hundreds of kids prizes, an Ellwein Brothers Octoberfest beer tasting event., a pork butt cook-off, two free bands — James River Blue Grass Band and Exit 357, and much more!

Registration for the pork butt cook-off will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5, and from 6 to 7 a.m. Oct. 6, all in Younger Park. Judging will take place at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6, with awards to be presented at approximately 8 p.m. Prizes include $200 for first place; $100 for second place; and a $50 gift card for third place.

Events planned for Oct. 6 include:

The Huron Farmers Market will be open from 7 a.m. to noon in the Extension building parking lot, on the corner of Third Street and Lincoln Avenue Southwest.

People can register for a 5K run and walk beginning at 8 a.m.; and registration for the Harvest 5K run and walk will be at 9 a.m.

People are invited to try their hand at pumpkin carving from 10 a.m. to noon.

Events planned from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. include entertainment by Mrs. Click It, Needle in a Haystack, face painting, pumpkin carving demonstrations, Great Pumpkin Catapult, decorating pumpkin table, coloring table, an indoor band, hay rides and a rock band.

Fruit olympics will be held from 10:30 to 11 a.m., with a costume contest at 11 a.m. and registration for the Great Pumpkin Painting Contest from 11 a.m. to noon, with the contest itself beginning at noon.

At 12:30 p.m., a kids ping pong ball drop will be held, with a seed spitting contest at 1 p.m. A pumpkin recipe contest will be held from 1 to 2 p.m.

Bean bag tournament registration will begin at 2:30 p.m., with the tournament at 3 p.m.

Ellwein Brothers Inc. Beer Tasting will begin at 3 p.m., with an adult ping pong ball drop at 4:30 p.m.

James River Bluegrass Band will begin playing at 5 p.m., with the pork butt contest judging beginning at 7:30 p.m.

At 8:30 p.m., the Exit 357 Band will begin performing.

Everyone is invited to attend this fun, annual event!

The Huron Young Professionals group is a program of the Huron Chamber & Visitors Bureau.

HYP strives to engage emerging young business leaders through personal/professional development, networking, and promotion of community involvement.

HYP focuses on the principles of “connect, grow, live.”

There are many opportunities for young professionals to “connect” with one another, “grow” in their professional careers, and “live” a fulfilling life in their community through social, educational and service based events.

For the complete article see the 09-26-2012 issue.

Click here to purchase an electronic version of the 09-26-2012 paper.

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