Bowling Green to celebrate Harvest Festival this weekend

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Bowling Green is gearing up for its fourth annual Harvest Festival this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Over at the Neighborhood and Community Services building, community engagement coordinator Emily Angel has her hands full with decorations for this coming weekend.

“Most of what I do, we have this mindset of ‘8/80 city’, so if we can build a city and community for an 8 year old and an 80 year old, we’ve captured everybody” said Angel.

In her interview with News 40, Angel also said they try to add something new or re-work something every year to keep the festival interesting. This year, the newest addition will be a large scale ofrenda at the fountain. Angel said fortunately, some volunteers from the community were willing to decorate for Día de los Muertos, where they will have 12-foot skeletons and marigolds on display for festival goers to take pictures.

Angel said this is a big collaboration between many community partners and local government agencies to provide a day of free family fun downtown from Fountain Row to SOKY Marketplace and Circus Square.

Among the myriad of things to do at the festival, one hit attraction she said you want to be there for is the pumpkin drop, taking place every half hour starting at 12:30 p.m.