Community Interest

Augusta Harvest Festival Loads of Fun!

The 2019 Augusta Harvest Festival September 20-21 was highly memorable and loads of fun! The rain challenged us this year..... will it or won’t it?? (Hasn’t that been the question most of this year??) Logistical gymnastics were performed when a sudden rainstorm popped up just as our Friday night vineyard picnic was beginning! But all was safely moved into the Harmonie-Verein and the picnic continued, producing an unforgettable and charming evening for all. The rain held off on Saturday and all events for our “family day” proceeded as scheduled, including the 5K, pancake breakfast, pie contest and sale, parade, pony rides, children’s crafts and games, UMSL storytellers, a square dance, a Buster-Keaton silent movie, a pumpkin launch, and a musical performance by the Texas Giants. Wow! What a great day! The final event of the festival was the “Wine Makers’ Dinner” where diners mingled with local wine-makers and enjoyed a delicious feast with local wine pairings. It was truly a “big weekend” for Augusta! Thank you to all who participated, and we hope to see you again next fall!

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A pumpkin launch - new for 2019 - was a big hit with the kids.

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Playing GaGa Ball.

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Milking the Cow.

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Listening to The Texas Giants.

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Enjoying the pie walk.

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Two boys in a miniature car.

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The Gerdimans - pulling the 4-H float.

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The Daniel Boone 4-H club members.

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Augusta Elementary Blue Jays.

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Local residents.

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A huge grape harvester.

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Two young ladies giving out candy.

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Schultz House Vineyard truck.

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Swingin' in the Vines moved into the Harmonie Verein due to rain.

Photos courtesy of Marcie Mathes, Natasha Berkel,
Jodie Howell-Repke and Lynn Hofer. Thank you!