Entertainment, Displays & Events

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

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

Schedule, Vendor Listing and Map Below

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


Captain Cardiac

 Captain Cardiac Friday Night Dance band.  
(3 sets between 5:00 and 9:00 - exact times TBD)
 Centennial Park Gazebo

Viper Six Band

is going to play on at the Centennial Park Gazebo
from 11:30am - 2:30pm on Saturday.


Loren Radis


Picnic Park

Saturday, Sept 27th: 11:00am - 2:00pm

"Loren Radis is a Central Coast native who has loved writing and performing music since he first heard the Beatles at age 10. His blend of acoustic/rock music has been compared to artists like The Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, Iron & Wine, and Jason Mraz. His songs are about what’s important to him; life, love, growing up, and the importance of authenticity and honesty in music. You can hear his songs online at music.lorenradis.com, and he thanks you for listening."


Movie Night is back!!
Friday Night


Friday, Sept. 26th at Rotary Bandstand (in Heritage Square Park)
Movie: “ParaNorman” - In Blithe Hollow, Norman Babcock is a boy who speaks to the dead, but no one besides his eccentric friend, Neil, believes him. Norman's eccentric uncle tells him of an annual ritual he must take up to protect the town from a curse cast by a witch it condemned centuries ago. Eventually, Norman cooperates, but things don't go according to plan. Now, a magic storm of the witch threatens Blithe Hollow as the dead rise. Norman struggles to save his town, only to discover the horrific truth of the curse. With that insight, Norman must resolve the crisis for good as only he can. **“Shrek’s Swamp Stories” – Three short stories will be shown prior to the main feature.

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


Anthony Roselli
Picnic Park
Saturday, Sept 27th: 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Anthony has been writing and performing original songs for over 20 years and has a unique folk-rock sound that is infectious. He has featured and hosted Singer-Songwriter showcases and plays weekly shows at great venues all over the Central Coast of California. Some notable venues where you may find Anthony playing his original music would be: Eureka Burger, Cambria Pines Lodge, Stax Wine Bar, Pour House, Backstage Pizza, Wood Winery, Tap-It Brewery, Creative Juices, KunFusion, Last Stage West, Pozo Saloon, Frog & Peach Pub, and Wise Owl Cafe.

Beyond playing his original music all over the Central Coast of California, he also can be found at Cheap Thrills Records and doing sound and stage work with artists from Merle Haggard and Blues Traveler to Ziggy Marley.



The Daily Special Bluegrass Band - country, folk & bluegrass

IOOF Hall Parking lot
11:30am - 4:00pm  Saturday


Nipomo High School Pep Band
Saturday: 3:00 - 4:30pm
Centennial Park Gazebo


Pacific Flips

Pacific Flips are performing on Saturday from 11:30am - 4:00pm.
On Bridge Street at the end of Olohan Alley


Zumba Demonstration with Audience Participation
Presented by Tantrum Fitness

Saturday 2:30-3:00
Centennial Park in Olohan Alley (lawn around the Gazebo)


Agriculture Pavilion

All day on Saturday on Bridge Street

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Big Ditch Derby

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Saturday on Nelson Street
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Arroyo Grande Rotary Fish Fry

Friday Night, Sept. 26th in Olohan Alley



Arroyo Grande High School Robotics Team
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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.


Whiskerino Contest

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Antique Engines Display


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 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!

See home page for

Wiener Dog Races

Homegrown Fruit, Veggie & Flower Display & Contest

Baking Contest







Times Subject To Change



Handicapped Parking is available at the City Hall parking lot located at the corner of East Branch Street and Mason Street.




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