Harvest Festival Reflections

Lincoln County has quite a lot worth celebrating.

Incredible wild surroundings, fresh homegrown food, and fine craftsmanship to name a few. The harvest season is the perfect time to come together and celebrate the bounty of this special place.

That’s the idea behind the Kootenai Harvest Festival in Libby, MT. This past September the Friends sponsored the festival on a beautiful Saturday at Riverfront Park. It’s our fifth year of involvement with the event and it grows each year. This time, we were a part of Libby’s big weekend alongside the Kootenai Country International Chainsaw Carving Competition and Nordicfest.

The Harvest Festival offered a range of vendors including local artists, delicious baked goods, and even a bookstore on wheels. Attendees gobbled up a German meal full of fresh produce from the Libby Community Garden. Local musicians serenaded the crowd as younger folks played in the park. It was pure autumnal bliss.

Once again, our volunteers in Lincoln County came out to sell raffle tickets, pour beverages, decorate the space, and serve up the meal. The Harvest Festival would not have been possible without their generous contribution of time and effort. Our raffles were also a huge hit thanks to the many donations from businesses in Libby and Troy.

As the weather continues to turn and we look back on all the fun we had this summer, the Harvest Festival stands out. We’re grateful to those of you that stopped by and made it such a fond memory.

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About The Author:

Henry grew up ranching and recreating along the Rocky Mountain Front in Choteau, Montana. He graduated from Carroll College in 2016 with a B.A. in Political Science & International Relations with an emphasis on public lands and environmental policy. Henry has been involved in elections administration, forestry, wilderness therapy, and outdoor education across Montana and Idaho. Henry resides in Troy and also works as a Student Life Counselor at Boulder Creek Academy in Bonners Ferry. His passion lies at the intersection of community engagement, outdoor education, and mental health.

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