It’s Time for Harvest Fest
Mary Marvin
mmarv339@uwsp.edu

Are you often bored on the weekends and always on the lookout for something to do? Do you twiddle your thumbs as you wait for classes to begin again just to relieve the soul-crushing monotony? Look no further for this weekend’s key event – Harvest Fest is happening.

But Mary, you may be asking, what is this Harvest Fest of which you speak?

Harvest Fest is a celebration of all things that make autumn great. It has Polka bands for you to get your groove on, Polish and American food for your hungry tummy, Polish crafts and demonstrations to impressyour significant other with, and a farmer’s market so you can stock up on delicious veggies and fruits.

The petting zoo is always a hit for students missing their pets. Go snuggle with the fuzzy animals or take a romantic ride in a horse-drawn carriage. This is sure to be a weekend full of autumnal amusement.

The weekend also includes a Sunday Polish mass for those religiously inclined, complete with refreshments afterwards.

The official name for Harvest Fest is Dozynki, or Thanksgiving. It is a traditional Polish celebration. The event is put on by the Association of Downtown Businesses, who invites you to come sample what they have to offer. The Dozynki Harvest Fest will provide much-needed relief from the stressful student life while educating folks about Polish traditions and customs. It is also a great chance for newcomers to get a feel for the layout of downtown and also create memories by experiencing something totally unique.

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