Hosted by The Garden Club of Kent for Members and Community Gardeners
Saturday, Oct. 28, 2023
4:00 PM: Fun begins | 6:00 PM: Dinner
$5 per person
The Garden Club of Kent, 480 Ravenna Rd., Streetsboro
Delicious homemade chilis, soups and cornbread. A bonfire, s'mores, spiced cider and hay rides. The Garden Club of Kent's Harvest Moon Festival is back and as fabulous as ever! Join us on Saturday, Oct. 28 starting at 4:00 pm on the Garden Club of Kent grounds for food, frolicking and fun.
The Chili Cook-Off Returns!
You're invited to enter your best hot (spicy), mild or vegetarian chili. We also have categories for any kind of soup and cornbread. First-, second- and third-place ribbons will be conferred upon the winners! The club will supply grated cheese, chopped onions and crackers to serve with the chilis and soups.
If you're entering a pot of chili or soup in the cook-off, please bring it no later than 4:00 pm already hot in a slow cooker. Elisa and friends will be on hand to hook up your cooker.
Costumes, Scarecrows & Pumpkin Carving
We’ll host a best costume contest and a best scarecrow contest. For the scarecrow contest, please drop your entry off the day before the event (Friday, Oct. 27) at the Ode to Joy. You can leave it next to the building on the patio. The contest entries will be judged by Garden Club of Kent members. First- and second-place rosette ribbons will be awarded for costumes and scarecrows. A new feature this year is the pumpkin carving station. Bring your own pumpkin (we’ll have a limited supply on hand). We'll supply the carving tools; you bring the talent and the inspiration.
Our favorite thing (next to gardening): Eating!
Everyone will get to dine on the chili, soup and cornbread entries. You are asked to bring an appetizer to share. The Garden Club will supply hot dogs and all the fixings, coffee, spiced cider, cake for dessert and table service.
John and Bonnie Zuchniak will provide table covers and centerpieces of pumpkins, gourds and Indian corn, which you can take home after the festival is over.
A note on beverages: If you'd like something more robust than iced tea or spiced cider, BYOB.
Hayrides, a Bonfire & S'Mores!
Hayrides around the property start at 4:30 pm. Later, the bonfire will be roaring, and a culinary collision of graham crackers, marshmallows and chocolate will result in the classic treat we know as s'mores.
The cost for members, community gardeners and their guests is $5 per person (pay at the door, cash or check only, please). Kids under age 18 are free!