A weekend of fall fun at the Lake!


It’s easy to feel all warm and squishy today, knowing the incredible weekend that lies ahead.  Today, on Harvest Festival Eve, I hope you all drink plenty of fluids and get an ample amount of rest.  The fun starts tomorrow morning, and you don’t want to miss a single minute of it!

Word on the street is there are still a few extra Champagne 5K beanie’s left.  If you haven’t signed up already, the weather looks to be pure perfection.  Get on down to the Lakeview Room Saturday before the race (which starts at 9am).  Sign up is only $30 which includes champagne at the turn-around (if you’re of the legal age) as well as the finish line.


The best part? You don’t have to actually run.

You can walk.  Or jog.  Heck, you can army crawl the whole thing if you really want.

Although, that sounds awful, and you’d have A LOT of chaffing afterwards. 

I’m not sure what I’m the most excited for… maybe to check out the NINETY vendors coming to town?  I am always a sucker for the CARES decorated pumpkins.  Especially since my pumpkin decorating/carving skills usually consist of triangle eyes and a crooked smile.

It could be the live music.  I’m also a sucker for some good live tunes, particularly as I’m enjoying a cocktail out on the street.

Overall, I’m just excited.  The weather is going to be gorgeous.  The setting is like something out of a Hallmark movie.  And the wine vendors will be serving up samples from noon to 4pm. Be sure to pop in to all your favorite Main Ave businesses throughout the day as well.  Many have sales and specials going on all day Saturday and I know they’re EXCITED to see a huge crowd!

All in all – it’s going to be the perfect day!

And if you over enjoy the festivities a tad on Saturday, the Clear Lake Fire Department will feed you full of pancakes and sausage on Sunday morning!

It’s their annual kick-off to Fire Prevention Week, and the biggest fundraiser of the year.  Stop by the station from 7am to 1pm for a plate full of delicious hot-off-the-griddle pancakes.  Douse those babies in butter and syrup and enjoy the community camaraderie on a beautiful Sunday morning.

It’s only $5 per person – with kids 12 and under eating free with a paying adult.  Profits from the annual breakfast are used to purchase specialized firefighting and rescue equipment and maintain the 9/11 memorial, upkeep and improvements to the Fire Museum and maintenance and renovation of the antique equipment on display. This year, funds raised will also go towards the Cade Hartwig Memorial Scholarship.

Sounds like the perfect weekend of fall fun at the Lake.  Hope to see you there!