BY: RACHEL SMTIH
It’s a fact of life, really: Everyone loves free stuff, and everyone loves to win.
The Harvest Festival bags have always been awesome. It’s kind of like Christmas when you stop in to the Chamber that week to pick up your bag. Someone always grabs the whole lot for our group, and then we go through them Saturday morning before heading up to the VFW to start our day with a signature Bloody Mary.
This year? Well, there might be just a titch more excitement as we go through the bags. Mostly because the prizes are INCREDIBLE!!!
As is Harvest Fest tradition, every bag will contain a sampling glass. My personal recommendation is to stop down to Larsen’s and get one of those wine glass lanyards. That way you can keep your sampling glass secured safely around your neck, freeing up both hands for other things - like holding shopping bags.
On top of that, every bag will also have a fold-able, reusable wine bottle. Say what? Fold-able AND reusable? That almost seems too good to be true.
In addition, a few select participants will win the following:
- 20-30 bags will have gift certificates to Clear Lake businesses – SCORE!! I hope I get one to Starboard market so I can eat all the foods.
- 50 bags will have the new vino2go Clear Lake wine cup – Just genius.
- ONE BAG will hold a lucky token which is a trip for 2 to Chicago – If you win, will you take me?
- ONE BAG will be filled with $500 worth of Chamber Bucks – Oh, the possibilities of what I could do with this prize!!!
- FOUR BAGS will be lucky winners of gift baskets from area Chamber Members – who doesn’t love a gift basket? Usually there’s food. Or coffee. Really, it doesn’t matter what’s in them… it’s free stuff and I. Love. Free. Stuff.
And this is all on top of the vendors, the grape stomping, the salsa contest, the wine samples, the craft beer, the Iowa Distillery samples and signature drink (more about this later… because holy cow it's gonna be awesome).
So what are you waiting for? Seriously… click the link to get your bag ordered and secure your spot for a fantastic day of fun. https://harvestfestival17.eventbrite.com. It’ll be a sell out for sure so don’t wait!! Get yours TODAY!