Harvest Festival

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Celebrate Fall Downtown Clear Lake

Date: October 7, 2023
Time: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Event Description: Mark your calendar for Clear Lake’s popular fall event, Harvest Festival! Stroll down Main Avenue and enjoy wine and beer samples*, shopping, vendors and a huge outdoor farmers market at Harvest Festival. Don’t forget about the homemade salsa contest, grape stomp competition, food trucks, live music, hay rides and more! Don’t forget to begin the day with the Champagne 5K fun run/walk.
Cornerstone Sponsors: Clear Lake Bank & Trust, CL Tel, MBT, Summit Carbon Solutions, Larson’s Mercantile and First Gabrielson Agency

*Souvenir Bags (with the official tasting pass glass) go on sale August 1st.

Event Schedule:

  • 9 a.m. Champagne 5K (8 a.m. packet pickup) | Lakeview Room
  • 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Outdoor Vendor Market & Farmers Market | Main Avenue
  • 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Hayrides | South Shore Drive & Main Avenue
  • 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Salsa Contest (sponsored by Randy’s Neighborhood Market) | Outside Unique Boutique
  • 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Salsa Contest Check In and Registration
  • 12:15-1:45 p.m. Public Tasting
  • 2 p.m. Winners Announced
  • 12-4 p.m. Wine, Beer & Spirits Sampling | Main Avenue
    2-3 p.m. Grape Stomp Competition (sponsored by Woodford Lumber) | Outside Chamber Office

Music Schedule (from 2022)
Music sponsored by Rookies, Sevens, TAP’d, Mediacom, Country Meadow Place, First Citizens, Clear Lake Storage Depot, Farmers State Bank, NTI and Hogan-Hansen.

4th Street & Main Avenue Stage

  • 12-4 p.m. Sideshow Bob

Outside The Dock (East Main Ave)

  • 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Last Minute Combo
  • 1:30 p.m.-4 p.m. Nova Jazz

Outside Cancun by the Lake (North 3rd Street)

  • 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. juni+betty
  • 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Bruce Day

Find more great live music locations on our Calendar of Events.

Champagne 5K:
Sponsored by Studio 65, Rookies, Sevens, Tap’d, Charlie’s Soda Fountain, White Barn Picket Fence, and Nash + Ivy
Raise your pinky, it’s time to raise a toast to with a Champagne 5K run/walk! Kick off your Harvest Festival day with this fun morning run along South Shore, cross a finish line of tiny bubbles and sip on some bubbly. Registration includes a Champagne 5K beanie hat, champagne glass and complimentary champagne at the turnaround and finish line (if you’re 21, of course).
Click here to register!

Sign Up Here for the 2022 Pole Decorating Contest

Pre-Register for the 2022 Salsa Contest

Pre-Register for the 2022 Grape Stomp Competition

The Harvest Festival Vendor Market is full, check back next year if you want to be a vendor!

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Women Drinking Wine at the Harvest Festival
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