It has been tradition to celebrate the main harvest of a given region. In Lowell, this honor continues in the form of events throughout the city on October 13.
Start off the morning with the 14th annual Harvest Hustle 5k. The race begins on Avery behind City Hall at 8:30am. Also kicking off the morning is the FFA Pancake Breakfast at the Wittenbach Wege Center. Food will be served from 8am – 11am. Other hands-on activities such as apple tasting and facility tours will take place as well.
Lowell Light & Power (LLP) will host an open house from 11am – 2pm. Head to N. Broadway for some free hot dogs, chips, and beverages while meeting those involved with LLP. Play a game of cornhole while you’re there and learn about ways to save energy.
It wouldn’t be a Harvest Celebration in Lowell without Larkin’s Chili Madness Chili Cook-off. Cooking begins at 11am on N. Broadway with tasting taking place at 3pm. Funds raised will benefit the rebuilding of the Lowell Showboat. Hang out in the area from 1pm – 5pm for live music.
The Lowell Area Fire Department (LAFD) will also be inviting the public to visit the station. Meet some LAFD members, have a snack, and ride in a fire truck.
Activities will also take place at Recreation Park. A bird and small animal swap will occur from 6am – noon. Then starting at 11am, the Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce and the Kent County Youth Fair present the Autumn Marketplace. Vendors will be selling items such as crafts, antiques, home-grown food, and more.
Entertainment will take place in the Reath Barn from 10am-3pm. Kids will want to be at the pavilion at noon to build a scarecrow. All supplies are provided; for $5, make a creation and bring it home.
End the day at LowellArts for a special concert. Paddy’s Cure will entertain with their Irish music and seasonal beverages from New Union Brewery and Painted Turtle Hard Cider will be available. Free will donations are requested to help support LowellArts.