It’s almost time for the biggest Hazelwood event of the year. That’s right, folks, the Hazelwood Harvestfest is just around the corner. Festivities will begin on Saturday, Sept. 8 at Howdershell Park.
The theme for this year is “Experience America, Experience Missouri, Experience Hazelwood.”
Officials are asking residents to show their pride in being Americans and to discover everything the city has to offer.
“The offers ‘much more than you imagine’ and we’re challenging residents to seek adventure in their own hometown and to get involved and enjoy all of its first-class amenities,” said Mayor Matthew Robinson in a press release. “We want residents to not only be proud of being Americans and living in Missouri, but also be proud of being citizens of Hazelwood.”
If you’d like to get involved in the Harvestfest, there are plenty of opportunities available.
For example, you can enter a marching unit, float or vehicle entry in the Harvestfest parade, said Tim Davidson, the city’s communications coordinator.
Five cash prizes will be awarded to the best decorated or themed parade unit. Applications to reserve a spot in the parade can be picked up at , and they must be returned by Aug. 24.
In addition to the different floats and vehicle entries and marching units, music will be performed by the Marching Wildcats as well as the John Ford Highland Pipe Band, Davidson said.
“There will also be space available for information booths at Howdershell Park for the all-day affair from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.,” he said. “It’s a great way for local businesses to build their customer base by passing out literature about their products and/or services and talking to people who attend the event.”
He added that the cost for reserving space for an information booth is $35. For more information or to reserve your space, you can contact Pam Reynolds at the Hazelwood Parks and Recreation Office at 314-731-0980.
“Three new activities added for this year’s event include a climbing wall, an inflatable structure for a zip line, and fishing trailer,” Davidson said. “The headline band, Trixie Delight, starts performing at 2 p.m.”
Admission to the Harvestfest is free and open to the public.
What do you think of this year’s Harvestfest theme? Will you attend the festivities? Share your thoughts in the comments section, below.