Harvest Festival

Celebrate Fall Downtown Clear Lake

Date: October 5, 2024
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

Event Schedule:

  • 9 a.m. Champagne 5K (8 a.m. packet pickup) | Lakeview Room Register here
  • 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
Music sponsored by: Hogan-Hansen, NTI, LTD., Rookies, Seven’s, Tap’d, Apex Clean Energy/Indigo Wind, Farmers State Bank, Clear Lake Storage Depot, Dean Snyder Construction, Country Meadow Place, and First Citizens Bank.

4th Street & Main Avenue Main Stage

  • 12-4 p.m. Gen X Jukebox

5th Street & Main Avenue Stage (The Dock)

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

Find more great live music locations on our Calendar of Events.
Lady of the Lake: 
Tap’d: TBA

Champagne 5K:
Sponsored by Nash + Ivy, Glow on the Go, Bergland + Cram, Rookies, Sevens, & Tap’d, 
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 t-shirt and complimentary champagne at the turnaround and finish line (if you’re 21, of course).
Click here to register!

Businesses & Organizations: Sign Up Here for the 2024 Pole Decorating Contest soon!

Pre-Register for the 2024 Salsa Contest (coming soon)

Pre-Register for the 2024 Grape Stomp Competition (coming soon)

Vendor Applications coming soon

Click here to volunteer at Harvest Festival

Wineries/Tasting Locations (From 2023 – Stay Tuned for 2024 Tasting Locations!)

173° Craft Distillery – 306 1st Ave N

Brickyard Wines – Larson’s Mercantile | 323 Main Ave.
Click Here for Tasting Menu

3 Drunk Brothers- Nash & Ivy | 14 N. 8th St.
Click Here for Tasting Menu

Lucky Wife Wine Slushies – Main Ave, by City Park
Click Here for Tasting Menu

Avion Azul – Corner of Main & N. 3rd St.
Click Here for Tasting Menu

Lake Time Brewery – 801 Main Ave.
Click Here for Tasting Menu

Thunder Creek Winery – Outside Wilcox Furniture | 418 Main Ave
Click Here for Tasting Menu

Stone Cliff Winery – Da-Lish! Acai Bar | 407 Main Ave.
Click Here for Tasting Menu

Jennings Winery – Outside Gyro Place | 300 Main Ave.
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Winneshiek Wildberry Winery – Outside Budget Blinds | 18 N. 3rd St.
Click Here for Tasting Menu

Van Wijk Winery – Outside Red Geranium | 301 Main Ave.
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Madison County Winery – Unique Boutique | 415 Main Ave.
Click Here for Tasting Menu

Soldier Creek Winery – Larson’s Mercantile | 323 Main Ave.
Click Here for Tasting Menu

Ardon Creek Vineyard & Winery – Outside Charlies Soda Fountain | 2 N. 4th St.
Click Here for Tasting Menu

Fireside Winery – Outside Elly’s Lounge | 12 N. Shore Dr.
Click Here for Tasting Menu

United Beverage – Lady of the Lake | 101 N. Lakeview Dr.
Click Here for Tasting Menu

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Women Drinking Wine at the Harvest Festival

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