Downtown Billings Presents Harvestfest & Chalk on the Walk

Billings, MT -Saturday, October 8th, 2016 is Downtown Billings’ 13th Annual Harvestfest, under Skypoint from 9am to 4pm. Hosted by the Downtown Billings Alliance (DBA). This fall festival includes an Arts & Crafts fair, Farmers Market produce, food trucks, free children’s crafts, a pumpkin pie-baking contest, an ice cream eating contest sponsored by the Big Dipper, the Fall Gift-Basket Raffle, and live entertainment under Skypoint at Broadway and 2nd Ave. N. The Montana Brewing Company will host a seasonal beer garden outside at 113 N. Broadway from 10am-4pm. The public can expect eight varieties of Pumpkin Beer, complimentary t-shirts, and special glassware giveaways.

The pumpkin pie baking contest will take place under Skypoint starting at 11am with judging by the Chefs and Cooks of Montana. The contest is open to the public and applications can be found on downtownbillings.com. The Kid’s Area will be located on 2nd Ave. N. just east of Skypoint from 9am-3pm. Activities will include face-painting and free crafts. There will be games for adults and children including a pumpkin seed-spitting contest and the Cornhole Bean Bag Toss. Additionally, the Fall Gift-Basket Raffle will feature gift-baskets donated by downtown merchants and all proceeds will go to DBA street beautification projects.

Chalk on the Walk will take place on October 8th during Harvestfest to celebrate the fall season and showcase the 3rd Ave. corridor in downtown Billings. Members of the public are invited to enjoy this free community art activity and create murals on the sidewalks of 3rd Ave. starting near N. 27th at Soup ‘n Such and Billings First Church. Participants may draw anytime from sunrise to sunset and are encouraged to bring whatever supplies they will utilize, including water, kneepads, brushes, etc. The Billings Arts Association is sponsoring free chalk that artists can pick up under Skypoint at the Information Booth from 9am-4pm.

For more information, visit downtownbillings.com

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