The festival will take place on Saturday, October 22 from 1-4PM at the New Leaf Cafe lawn. (Rain location: Fort Washington Collegiate Church on 181st Street.)
Festivities will include the traditional pie-baking contest. Submissions should be in by 2pm. There will also be the usual scarecrow making and pumpkin painting contests.
Community volunteers organize the free event with support from local businesses and the Parks Department. There will be a canned food drive for the hungry, so bring a donation!
Illustration: poster of the 2011 Harvest Festival by Margaret Peot