Press Release Archive 2011 - 1999

Community Invited to Celebrate Taste of the Harvest This Weekend

2005. 09. 29.

CALDWELL (Idaho) The crisp fall air signals the time for harvest and the 5th Annual A Taste of the Harvest on the Albertson College of Idaho campus.

This year's celebration of Idaho's harvest will take place on Saturday, October 1 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Morrison Quadrangle.

When the festival began in 2001, Idaho had just 14 wineries. Since then, the industry has boomed and now includes 25 operations. The celebration has grown from a few hundred visitors to nearly 1500 last year. Visitors to this year's A Taste of the Harvest will be treated to tastes from 10 local wineries, including Bitner Vineyards, Sawtooth Winery, Ste. Chapelle Winery, Carmela Vineyards, Koenig Distillery & Winery, Indian Creek Winery, Snake River Winery, Silver Creek Winery, Williamson Vineyards and the Winery at Eagle Knoll.

A Taste of the Harvest is more than an opportunity to explore Idaho's growing wine industry. It is an event for the whole family with live entertainment, food, games and art. Several local groups will provide entertainment, including James Dean & Friends, Lotus Caravan, The Traditional Mexican Dancers, Aztec Dancers, Taiko Drummers and Swing To Reel.

This year's celebration features Boise artist Eva-Marie Bergren. She will conduct demonstrations and explaining the history of encaustic painting and her work will be on display in the Rosenthal Art Gallery. Children of all ages will enjoy a booth filled with balloons, face-painting, an obstacle course and a sidewalk chalk drawing contest. Visitors are also invited to explore the Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History and the Albertson College Robert E. Smylie Archives.

The cost for the event is $12 for adults and $5 for students. For more information, or to purchase tickets, please contact Mary Bitner by calling 459-5300.

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