DWIGHT – The Dwight Harvest Days is right around the corner, and this year the committee has worked hard to make the celebration, set for Thursday to Sept. 22, a great one. Besides the traditional events offered every year, there are some exciting, new additions to the schedule.
The festival will start off Thursday with the carnival opening at 6 p.m. As part of this special night, wristbands will be sold at a discounted price, allowing purchasers unlimited rides for the evening.
The weekend officially starts Friday and will feature the carnival, food booths and a variety of live entertainment on the downtown stage, beginning at 6 p.m. and ending at 10 p.m. Performances are also planned for Sept. 21 starting at 11 a.m.
Sept. 21 will start off early for those who wish to participate in the annual 5K Run/3K Fun Walk/Run, which will begin at 8:30 a.m. at Renfrew Park.
There will be several fun activities besides the carnival available for children to explore at Harmony Park, located east of the post office on Mazon Avenue, both Sept. 21 and 22.
Everyone is invited to attend an ecumenical church service, which will be provided downtown at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 22. Also set for that day is the parade, kicked off by 16th Annual Basset Waddle at 12:45 p.m.
The park, located at 413 W. Waupansie, is open to everyone Sept. 21 and Sept. 22. This year there will be two comfort dogs, which are golden retreivers trained by Lutheran charities that patrons will be able to interact with at the park.
Harvest Days is a celebration of family and all are invited to spend the day in Dwight and join in on all the fun activities. For information and specific event times/locations, please check out the official website, dwightharvestdays.org.