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It's Harvest Festival time

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The legendary Kingsmen, who brought the hit "Louie Louie" to the world, will appear at 1 p.m., Oct. 1, at


Remlinger Farms during the annual Harvest Festival.


The Kingsmen have performed with the Beach Boys, the


Rolling Stones and for more than 10 years have been the closing band at


the Fourth of Jul-Ivars event in Seattle.


"They are America's favorite party


band. They're the ones who popularized the world's national anthem,"


Ned Neltner


Musician


Opening for the Kingsmen are; local band Los Orchids (with the


Valley Girrrls), the Tolt Middle School band and local 13-year-old singer,


Diana Jetter.


A portion of the ticket sales from that day will go to the


Carnation Chamber of Commerce Fourth of July Committee to provide an even


bigger and better Fourth of July festival. Ticket sales will also benefit


Tolt Middle School, the Middle School PTSA, the Sno-Valley Senior


Center, the Eagle Creek and Tolt Middle School multi-age programs and


the PARADE homeschooling program.


But that's just one day of fun for the festival, which will be held for


five weekends, starting Sept. 30. The festival is a celebration of the fall


harvest and offers a chance to pick pumpkins, snack on goodies and play


outdoors before the weather turns rainy and gray.


"They just turn the whole place orange and have all of their food


and concessions out. It's going to be a lot of fun," said Sally Kennelly,


Carnation resident and Valley Girrrls member.


There will be Remlingers' traditional pumpkin harvest tour,


which includes a miniature steam train ride, puppet show, hay maze, hay


jump, giant pumpkin fantasy land, display Indian village, the Pioneer Homestead,


4-H animal petting and a pumpkin to take home. Registration for


group tours should be done in advance.


During the last three weekends of October, a spooky wagon ride will


take visitors around to hear eerie farm sounds, with storytelling and a


bonfire.


Weekend activities include the pony and train rides,


tractor-drawn wagon ride, giant slides, hay maze,


inflatable rides and more. James the Puppeteer will be there, too. New


this year are the pumpkin-go-round ride, roller-coaster ride and the


Ironman Challenge.


Fall decorations are for sale at the farm's market, including straw


bales, decorative corn and baking or carving pumpkins. Festivalgoers can


take home a Remlinger pumpkin pie and cider made with Gala and Fuji


apples, as well as vegetables and fruit from the bounty of the harvest.


Regular prices for one weekend- day of unlimited fun are $10 for


children, $9 for adults and $8 for seniors or the disabled. Pumpkins will be


10 cents per pound with festival admission.


This year, the farm will also be open from 3 to 6 p.m. on


weekdays — no reservations required — for $5.


Advance tickets for the Oct. 1 concert, which includes a raffle ticket


and admission to the Harvest Festival, cost $12 for adults, $5 for children age


1 to 12, $7 for seniors and $34 for a family of two adults and two children.


At the door, prices go up a few dollars. To have advance tickets sent to


you, call (425) 333-6800.

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