Here's a Peek at some of this years entertainment!
Map coming soon
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
Arts, Crafts, Games, Food & More
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Judith & the Jazz Krewe
United by a love for
making music and an appetite for good times, this
lively group of musicians features vocalist Judith Bean, Del Gomes
clarinet and keyboard, Gary Thompson on Tuba, Bill Fortin on guitar
and electric bass, and Fernie Monreal on drums. There’s nothing we
like better than to put a little bit of Mardi Gras in the soul of
with some traditional, and some not-so-traditional tunes. The Krewe
put a smile on your face and a tap in your toes as you travel with
down to New Orleans.
This group will be opening the festival on Friday,
September 22 at 5:00 in the Centennial Gazebo.
Movie Night is back!!
Friday, Sept. 22nd at Rotary Bandstand (in Heritage Square Park)
Suggested donation of $1 per adult or 50c per child
Bring a lawn
chair and blanket and join us for a FUN FAMILY EVENT!
and snacks available for purchase. SHOW STARTS AT 7:10 PM
Sponsored by the Suprinski Family
for the Arroyo Grande Valley Harvest Festival
52nd Annual Arroyo
Grande Rotary Fish Fry
Click on Flyer for details.
Friday Night, Sept. 22nd
in Olohan Alley
Saturday 11:30am to 4:pm
Synergy, under the direction of Tara Behnke, is Coastal Dance and
Music Academy’s newest Dance Company and was designed specifically
for serious dance students ages 14 and up. Synergy dancers work with
multiple choreographers throughout the year to develop a showcase of
dances in numerous styles while focusing on technique, choreography,
and stage presence.
Synergy dancers have the unique opportunity to choose their focus -
jazz, contemporary, tap, character, hip hop, or a combination of
styles. Together, our dance styles, dancers, and choreographers
fully embody our dance company name - Synergy: The interaction or
cooperation of two or more forces to produce a combined effect
greater than the sum of their individual effects.
Along with performing at venues County and State-wide, Synergy
dancers participate in enrichment opportunities such as master
classes, goal setting, self-evaluations, and a performing arts
centered trip. They will be traveling to New York City the summer of
All day on Saturday on Bridge Street including:
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,
California Rare Fruit Growers - Tree Grafting Demonstrations
Agriculture Booths and other Agricultural Historic Displays
This kicking trio loves to provide a solid repetoire of country,
and rockabilly. Featuring Ryan McKinley on sizzling Fiddle, dad
McKinley on the stand-up bass and Gordon McKinley (not related, but
musical brother nonetheless). This group plays local venues around
county and always pleases with tight vocals and lively instrumental
See them at the Agricultural Pavilion on Saturday, Sept 23d
from 11:30 to 3:30.
Come test your wheelbarrow wrangling skills on Nelson
A "highly technical' - wink wink -Figure 8 course
will be run by 4
competitors at a time.
While running your course you will have to keep
an inflated beach ball in
1 winner of each heat will move on to the final.
Immediately following the wheelbarrow races,
we will have a water balloon toss.
Team up with a partner and see how far you can successfully toss
and catch a water balloon without it bursting!
Sign up at the festival!
Brought to life back in 2003,
Critical Mass began as a group of Diablo Canyon
musicians, many of whom performed regularly in musical theater,
groups and other local bands.
Critical Mass is now a local favorite at venues
like the Sizzling Summer Concerts and Santa Workshop in Grover
Branch Street Deli in Arroyo Grande, The Shell Café in Pismo Beach,
the local fraternal organizations as well as wineries from Santa
Ynez to Paso
Robles. Rock and country, oldies and contemporary, big band and
Critical Mass has something for anyone and a whole lot of fun for
This group will be entertaining the crowds on Saturday, September 23
Dance Out Loud
Dance Out Loud, under the
direction of Brianna Deveraux, is Coastal Dance and Music Academy’s
original performance troupe. Ranging in age from 6 to 13, Dance Out
Loud is made up of 5 troupes: Happy Feet, Razzle Dazzle, Ain’t
Misbehavin’, All That Jazz, and Motivation. Our dancers bring to the
stage a fun, entertaining, and eclectic show of Jazz, Tap, and Hip
Dance Out Loud, provides the serious dance student with a variety of
performance opportunities on the Central Coast including venues such
as Children’s Day in the Plaza, Harvest Festival, Paso Robles
Mid-State Fair, Great America, and more. The training program is
comprehensive and more rigorous than recreational classes. Music,
costuming, choreography, and time requirements are age appropriate.
A positive atmosphere and “family feel” contribute to the
exceptional experience of being a part of this wonderful Troupe.
The Studio of Performing Arts
provides disciplined instruction and
performance opportunities to our community with unique inspiration,
strong work ethic, and most of all passion!
They will be performing at the
Rotary Bandstand on Saturday, September 23d.
White Horse Carriage Co. - Free Carriage Rides
Catch the rides on Mason Street
next to Heritage Square Park
12:00pm to 2:00pm
Roaming the festival
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.
Grande High School Robotics Team
The Recreation Services Department provides youth and
adult programs, classes, camps, sports and fitness,
volunteer opportunities, and community special events like the Harvest
Festival Diaper Derby.
PIE EATING CONTEST
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.
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.
Sign up on Saturday at the Schoolhouse for the
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 3:30pm 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!
Lots Lots More!
See home page for.....
Fruit, Veggie & Flower Display & Contest
And more check out the
FESTIVAL MAP - coming soon
VENDOR & BOOTH LISTING
Click Here to See Full List!
Times Subject To Change
is available at the City Hall parking lot located at the corner of
East Branch Street and Mason Street.