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Harvest Fest forges forward in the snow

Posted at 1:34 PM, Oct 14, 2018
and last updated 2019-07-17 14:51:25-04

BILLINGS – Weather made for a lower turnout than usual for the traditional event of Harvest Fest on Saturday.

Vendors started setting at 4 a.m.  It started snowing around 7 a.m.

The Downtown Billings Alliance has put on Harvest Fest for 15 years.

Entertainers still performed under Skypoint, protected from the snow.

The event features food, arts and crafts and one last chance for local fresh produce.

Harvest Fest is traditionally held the second Saturday in October, a week after the last farmers market.

“Octoberfest is a big deal and beer is a big deal in Montana and Billings,” said Lyndsay Richardson, event director for the Downtown Billings Alliance. “Having the beer garden. Having the final push to be outside. We just want to keep downtown vibrant and alive.

Money raised from raffles at Harvest Fest goes to decorations and cleanup in downtown Billings.