The 2019 annual Augusta Harvest Festival will be September 20th and 21st and is sponsored by the Greater Augusta Chamber of Commerce.
The festival starts Friday evening with the ever-popular “Swingin’ in the Vines” concert and picnic in the vineyard.
This year it will be held at its original location, a private estate now called Honey Bee Vineyards, in Augusta. Board a pumpkin wagon to the Vineyard, claim your gourmet picnic basket, have port in one of the original vaulted wine cellars in Augusta, then enjoy Michael Lacey and his New Orleans Swing band as the sun sets across the vineyard. A picnic basket for two is $100.
This event sells out each year and is limited to 100 baskets, so get your tickets early. Transportation to the vineyard starts at 5:30 p.m. The event starts at 6 p.m. Reservations are required. No outside food or beverages permitted.
Friday, September 20, 2019
- 6:00 pm | “Swingin’ In the Vines” – Concert/Picnic/Auction. Pumpkin-Wagon Rides to Honey Bee Vineyard begin @5:30pm, Meet @ Harmonie-Verein on Hackman Road
Saturday, September 21, 2019
- 8:00-10:00 am | $2/$5 Pancake Breakfast – Town Square Park
- 8:00 am | Children’s Activities* begin in and around Town Square Park; Vendor booths open
- 8:30 am | 5K Run/Walk – Start and Finish @ Town Square Park
- 10:00 am | Harvest Parade – Parade begins at Augusta Elementary School; route will be east on Locust, south on Lower St, west on Walnut St, north on Ferry St, end back at school
- 10:30 am | Announcement of Parade Winners, Pie Contest Winners and Pie Sale – Town Square Food Truck options available @ Town Square Park and schoolyard
- 11:00 am | Pie Walk — $1 per chance to win a homemade pie! Town Square Park Drift Bike Race* – Town Square; Historical-Character Storytellers circulating
- 11:00 & 11:45 am | Buster Keaton Silent Movie*with live musical accompaniment by Hannah Grey Duo – Town Hall Building, enter on Green St
- 11:00 am-1:00 pm | Children’s Pony Rides* @schoolyard; Timed Obstacle Course* @ schoolyard
- 12:30 pm | Announcement of Pie Raffle Winners – Town Square Park
- 1:00-3:00 pm | Square Dance with live caller at Town Square Park; Pumpkin Launch* @ schoolyard; “Paul Ovaitt and Friends” live music @ schoolyard
- 3:00-6:00 pm | “Texas Giants” perform – Town Square Park
- 6:30 pm | “FRUIT OF THE HARVEST WINE MAKERS’ DINNER”** – a multiple course gourmet dinner, dessert and wine pairings @Schultz Haus, an Augusta private vineyard estate. Silent Auction winners will be announced.