New Activities for This Weekend’s Harvest Fest

Tony Radkiewicz

The Harvest Festival is coming up this weekend in Knox. This is the 6th year that the Friends of the Park have been in charge of the show, and this year should be a good one.

Tony Radkiewicz explained a bit about some of the new activities this year.

“We do have a couple new things happening this year. We are doing a 5K run Sunday morning, if you can’t run you can certainly walk. And that’ll be a nice trip, I hear, going through Wythogan Park. We have a mushball contest going on in the park as well as a dodgeball contest going on in the tennis courts in the park. So that’s a couple new things for this year!” said Radkiewicz.

Of course, many of the old favorite events are on tap, too.

“Carnival’s gonna be here again this year, Anderson Amusements is a great group of people to work with. The car show on Sunday, the burnout contest Saturday night, the parade again Saturday at two o’ clock, music all weekend, food galore, all sorts of arts and crafts and businesses promoting everything they have,” said Radkiewicz.

And what would a festival be without music? Tony tells us what musical groups will be on the sound stage this weekend.

This year for some music, we have on Friday Catalyst, as well as a pretty popular local band Thirty South. Saturday, we have a few other bands, we have Groupies Wanted, they’re from Argos and Plymouth area. We also have, from Chicago, Marbian Blues Duet. These guys are originally from Israel, so they will be here on Saturday morning. We also have Night Shift on Saturday, they’re a local band from Winamac, and another Chicago band, the Rolling Jones. The Rolling Jones, I contacted them last year, they play the Rolling Stones. They look like the Rolling Stones, they act like the Rolling Stones, and they play the Rolling Stones,” said Radkiewicz.

The festival begins Friday evening and will end Sunday afternoon. Florist Char Harvey has been selected as this year’s Harvest Fest Parade Grand Marshall.