Family Day at the Augusta Harvest Festival was held on Saturday, September 18. The beautiful morning started in the town square with a pancake breakfast and a 5k run/walk. There were pedal tractors, drift bikes and other activities for the kids to do; there was the annual Pie Contest, a Pie Walk and the Parade which all took place in town that morning. Winners of the scarecrow contest (entries have been on display throughout town the past few weeks) were announced along with the parade and pie contest winners to wrap up the morning events.
In the afternoon, the Festival moved to the Augusta Ball Field, which was new this year; along with free trolley rides. There was live music (by Boomerang Band and Zak Perry & Homemade Wine), pumpkin launching, a corn hole tournament, bounce houses, pony rides, beer, food and craft vendors all afternoon. The Augusta Harvest Festival, as always, was a great time to spend with family and friends.
See the pictures below for the winners of the Pie Contest, Scarecrow Contest and the Parade.
Pie Contest Winners (L-R): 3rd place Cream Pie Peggy Recktenwald, 3rd place Fruit Pie Ruth Ann Brown, 1st place Cream Pie Emil Walch, 1st place Fruit Pie Tiffany Walch, 2nd place Fruit Pie Jodi Howell-Repke, (Not pictured 2nd place Cream Pie Nicole McLeod.) Overall winner Tiffany Walch.
Jr. Bakers Pie Contest Winners (L -R): 3rd place Michael Cavanaugh,
1st place Stella Murphy & 2nd place Elise Temme.
Tiffany Walch won first place in the scarecrow contest winner was this display; 2nd and 3rd place winners Kim and John Alsop and Karen Parrish.
Parade winners in the "local" category: (L-R): 1st place Bill Ferris 1929 Model A.
2nd place Gertie the Goat and Glenda Drier.
3rd place John Perniciaro 1953 Farmall Tractor.
Augusta Plein Air "Bob Ross" Float.
Jack Gerdiman, classic John Deere.
Pies for sale.
Jordan Keiser “milking the cow”.
Inflatables that were on the ballfield in the afternoon.
Logan Wheeler launching a pumpkin.