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HarvestFest in Hillcrest on Oct. 4
HarvestFest in Hillcrest on Oct. 4

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (HMA) - The Hillcrest Merchants Association is ready for our October 4th, HarvestFest, voted Arkansas Times Best of Arkansas for best neighborhood festival and included in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette as one of the Top Five festivals in Arkansas. This is the merchants’ yearly fall celebration for children and families.  The main street in Hillcrest, Kavanaugh, will be closed from Walnut Street to Monroe Street. HarvestFest festivities start at 7:00 A.M. and street activities start at 11:00 A.M. include the following:

  • 7:00 A.M. Hillcrest Farmers Market in front of the Pulaski Heights Baptist church
  • 7:15 A.M. Bird Walk in Allsopp Park the group will meet at the Allsopp Park Ball field. Please wear sturdy shoes and bring your binoculars. This trip is being guided by Donna Haynes. She is an avid birder and a member of the Arkansas Audubon Society and Central Ark. Audubon Society.
  • 9:00-11:00 A.M. Pancake Breakfast sponsored by Hillcrest Residents Association. It is held at the Pulaski Heights Presbyterian Church, located at Woodlawn and Ash the cost is $5.00 per person or $15.00 for a family of three or more.
  • 11:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Children’s Activities The free activities include a bouncy house for kids ages one to five and a bouncy house for ages six and older. Crafts provided by the Hillcrest Merchants Association including spin art, personal fan decorating and finger print art. Delta Trust is providing free individual small pumpkins to decorate. There will be vendors who will offer services for fees that will include photo booths, face painting and other crafts.
  • 12:00-2:00 P.M. Cheese Dip Competition The competition entry is free and the cutoff is September 24th (More information on Harvestfest.us). The entry to taste cheese dip is $2.00.
  • 1:00-9:30 P.M. Music Entertainment on the East Stage This begins with The Casual Pleasures and includes Pockets (2:30 P.M.), The Airplanes (4:00 P.M.), The Frontier Circus (5:30 P.M.), Isaac Alexander (7:00 P.M.), and ends with our headline band Amasa Hines starting at 8:00 P.M.
  • Music Entertainment West Stage music begins at 2:00 P.M. with Sea Nanners, and ends with Little Joe & the Bk’s at 5:00 P.M.  
  • 7:00-8:00 P.M. Fashion Show is sponsored by E. Leigh’s boutique it will be on the West stage.
  • 11:00A.M.- 7:00P.M. Vendors are going to be showing a variety of merchandise. This year there will be over 150 displays.
  • Corvette Show is a display of many different year models of corvettes. There will be martial arts demonstrations and street entertainment.
  • Parking is available at Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church, (4823 Woodlawn Dr.) Pulaski Heights Presbyterian Church (4401 Woodlawn Dr.), Pulaski Heights Baptist Church (2200 Kavanaugh Blvd.), Our lady of Holy Souls Catholic Church (1003 N. Tyler St.).
  • 2:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Trolley Transportation from Chili Fights in the Heights to HarvestFest provided by Pulaski Heights Realty.

Last year’s attendance was over 7,000 people, drawing a crowd from the entire city. There will be more music, more activities, and fun for all this year.  HarvestFest donates a portion of the proceeds to The Allen School and Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Additional information is available at www.HarvestFest.us.

The Hillcrest Merchants Association promotes a desire to keep the lifeblood flowing in the neighborhood, both residentially and commercially.

(Source: Hillcrest Merchants Association