Entertainment, Displays & Events

Here's a Peek at some of this years entertainment!

Link to Full Schedule and Map Below.

Check out all the fun we're going to have on Friday and Saturday!

This year we have a great lineup of Entertainment for you with some of your old favorites and some new exciting venues too!  We also have a variety of displays and events, something for everyone in the family.

Entertainment and Displays throughout the Festival Grounds


Friday Night!


Movie Night is back!!
Friday Night

Friday, Sept. 23rd at Rotary Bandstand (in Heritage Square Park)

“Nanny McPhee Returns”  - Enigmatic Nanny McPhee (Emma Thompson) arrives on the doorstep of a harried mother, Isabel Green (Maggie Gyllenhaal), who is trying to raise her kids and tend to the family farm while her husband is away at war. Isabel has her hands full with not only her own three, but also with her sister's spoiled pair. With no time to lose, McPhee uses magic to instill in the children five important lessons.

Suggested donation of $1 per adult or 50c per child

Bring a lawn chair and blanket and join us for a FUN FAMILY EVENT!

Water, popcorn, and snacks available for purchase.  SHOW STARTS AT 7:10 PM

Sponsored by the Suprinski Family for the Arroyo Grande Valley Harvest Festival


Arroyo Grande Rotary Fish Fry

Friday Night, Sept. 23rd in Olohan Alley


The James Way Band!
Saturday 11:30am to 4:pm



Agriculture Pavilion

All day on Saturday on Bridge Street including:

Agricultural Displays
Homegrown Contest
Central Coast Greenhouse Grower’s Display
FFA Cow Milking, Farm & Other Activities
Grieb Ranch Historical Display
John Deere Pedal Tractors courtesy of Cal Coast Machinery
Big Tractors courtesy of  Cal Coast Machinery, Ikeda Farms and Quinn Company (Challenger, Massey Ferguson & CAT)
Restored Tractors courtesy of JB Dewar and Rutiz Family Farms
Winery Displays (Conway Wines, Laetitia, Talley, Toucan Wines,  Saucelito Canyon)
Veggie Decorating
Grape Stomp
California Rare Fruit Growers - Tree Grafting Demonstrations
Agriculture Booths and other Agricultural Historic Displays
♪♫ James Way Band ♪♫


     Sound Investments

11:30am to 4:00pm Saturday

Big Ditch Derby

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Saturday on Nelson Street

Whiskerino Contest!

Click here for details!

White Horse Carriage Co. - Free Carriage Rides

Catch the rides on Mason Street
next to Heritage Square Park
1:00pm to 4:00pm


Saturday - Roaming the festival

BanjerDan will  be strolling with his Banjo prior to the parade

“BanjerDan" (Dan Mazer) is a banjo player/multi-instrumentalist based in San Luis Obispo County, CA. His music is an Americana mix, rooted in straight-ahead bluegrass and branching out to include folk, country, blues, oldies, and other styles.


Arroyo Grande High School Robotics Team
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CDMA Dance School

1pm on Saturday on the Rotary Bandstand Stage.

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Sign Up at the Festival!


Ballooney the Clown


       Always a favorite with the young and young at heart, Ballooney the Clown, aka, Mike Kilton, will perform for the Harvest Festival again this year.  Ballooney has been entertaining for more than 20 years throughout the United States, the Carribean and overseas, and has entertained in the Arroyo Grande area since 1994.

He takes part in the morning Parade and then entertains the children in his "Kid Zone" on the Village Green all afternoon.  With hundreds of props and a wild imagination Ballooney keeps the kids in stitches all day!   Not only does he perform for the children but he involves them in educational games and fun activities.


Spelling Bee


Sign up on Saturday at the Schoolhouse


Kids Parade


        Three years ago Ballooney initiated his afternoon closing "Kid Parade"  This was a big hit and proves to be bigger and better this year!  The kids should gather with Ballooney next to the Rotary Bandstand at 4:00pm on Saturday to receive their costumes and instructions.  Once all are in costume the group will parade around the Village Green, across the Swinging Bridge and end up circling through the Olohan Alley.   Parents are encouraged to join their small children since Ballooney will have a costume for them too! 

And Lots Lots More!

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Wiener Dog Races

Homegrown Fruit, Veggie & Flower Display & Contest

Baking Contest

And more check out the



Times Subject To Change



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