Fun in the hot summer sun?
If you were to ask Wakamow Valley’s event coordinator, Kelly Gross, Thursday’s Harvest Moon Festival was nothing but a whole lot of fun in the hot summer sun.
“The festival has been great so far,” said Gross.
She said between the games, booths and music, not to mention food, there was a little bit of everything for Moose Javians, young and old.
“We really couldn’t have asked for a better evening than this. The weather cooperated, everyone is having a great time and it really has been just a really fun way for us to wrap up summer and help bring in the fall.”
During the event those who attended had the opportunity to sit back, relax and enjoy some great music, said Gross.
She said Whiteboy Slim, Scott Benson Celtic Trio and Steve Palmer were on hand to help set the tone.
The kids had the opportunity to have their faces painted, jump on the bouncy castles, compete in a friendly potato sack race, be amazed by a magician and sit down for a laugh with a clown.
“There is so much going on, it’s just amazing the support we get from the community and local businesses.”
First-time vendor at the festival, The Moose Jaw Pottery Club was also on hand giving those who were interested the opportunity to play with some clay.
Connie Allen and Beth Barrett were teaching kids how to make pinch-pots.
“We are just giving those kids who are interested the opportunity to play around with some clay,” said Allen.
She said as a first-time attendee to the event she thought it was going good and could tell the kids were having a lot of fun.
Hunter Nichols-Osask, 5, was just one of the many little Moose Javians gathered around the pottery table. He said he was excited to be making a pot for his mom.
“I am having a lot of fun – a lot. But my favourite is the bouncy castle so far.”
Zak White, 7, said he too was having a great time. However, before another question could be asked White ran off with excitement to take on the great Wakamow hill, at the back of the oval field.
Also in attendance Thursday was the Band City Kennel and Obedience, who were showing off their furry friends skills on a mini agility course.
“We don’t have all of our equipment here, but enough to give people an idea of what it is we do,” said Darla Montgomery, a Band City member.
Montgomery said she was quite happy with the event and knows the dogs had a blast showing off for the enthusiastic crowd.
Gross said although this is just one more valley event under the belt, they still have a lot coming up in the coming months.
For more information on the Wakamow Authority and its event calendar, visit www.wakamow.ca.