Harvest Festival 2021

The City of Piedmont is excited for the return of the Piedmont Harvest Festival, now in it's 23rd year. This year's Harvest Festival will feature all the fun events and activities you've come to expect, with a few new twists as we adapt to the new normal. The Piedmont Education Foundation Carnival is back and in full swing, the main stage will be jumping with the Jazz Festival, and the Food Trucks will be fired up alongside the Village Market Farmer's market as usual. Also returning, as the heart of the event, will be the Piedmont Edibles Contest! Grow on Piedmont!

Pickle JarEdibles Contest
Featuring the best home grown and homemade foods from Piedmont, the Edible's contest is your chance to show off your culinary prowess. Click to fill out the online Edibles Contest Entry Form and for more information about the contest rules and categories. please note: due to the pandemic this year we will NOT offer tastings to the general community. Only judges will taste items submitted to the contest, so please adjust the portion size of entries accordingly- less is more! So dust off those recipe cards, roll out the dough, and get ready for some fun at this year's Harvest Festival!  

Community Groups Tables
If your community group is interested in having a table at the Harvest Festival, please contact Jessica Pomey. We do not allow groups to sell anything at their table during the Festival.

Art Show
A wonderful part of the Harvest Festival is the display of local artists around the Tea House. We are now accepting applications. If you live in Piedmont and would like to submit your art for consideration, please contact Jane Reed (510) 654-2670 for additional information.

Food Trucks
Golden Gate Gyro: Mediterranean
3 Brother's Kitchen: Asian Fusion
Mr. Andrews: Asian, Bubble Tea
Tear it Up: Mexican Fusion
Smoothielicious: Smoothies and Desserts

Scarecrow Alley
The theme for the Scarecrow Alley silent auction at the festival is “Fantastic Creatures in Animation.” This treasured tradition is a great class project! It’s a fun way to meet the parents and kids in your child’s class. Ideally, a family in each class will volunteer to coordinate the creation of a scarecrow. Scarecrows are usually put together in a backyard, a park, or school playground and they need to be delivered to Piedmont Park on the morning of the festival.

Think beyond straw—scarecrows can be made of any material. Have a superhero or animal costume? Stuff it and make a head out of papier mâché! Ask your kids their favorite animated creature, or talk to them about yours. SpongeBob SquarePants would make a great scarecrow! What about one of the hundreds of Pokémon characters? You don't need to be an engineer to make a scarecrow and the kids love to participate. Scarecrows make fantastic Halloween decor! You will see them on display all over town.

If you would like more information about the Scarecrow Silent Auction, please contact Amber Brumfiel.

Crop Swap
Too many tomatoes or lemons? Bring them to the Harvest Festival Crop Swap Table—leave something and take another!

Bee Movie

Harvest Festival Movie in the Park

Friday, September 17th
Movie: "Bee Movie"
Food Truck: Canasta: Delicious, truly authentic, and affordable Latin food: 6:00 pm
Bee Talk & Honey Tasting: 6:30 pm
Movie Starts about 7:20 pm
Piedmont Park

Join us for the Harvest Festival Movie in the Park on a new 26' screen! Prior to the movie, there will be a bee keeping demonstration, local honey samples and an opportunity to get all of your bee questions answered. Mr. Dewie’s Cashew Creamery will be selling their fabulous ice cream and Girl Scout Troop 33587 will be selling lemonade and treats during the movie. Come in a bee costume and win a prize—there will be a craft table to make your own bee antennae!! 

Grow on!