Lake Loramie gearing up for fall festival

Staff report

FORT LORAMIE — Autumn is just around the corner and it’s not too soon to be thinking about pumpkins, hot cider and the warm glow of an evening camp fire. Experience all this and more at Lake Loramie State Park’s annual Fall Harvest Festival and Campout, which runs Sept. 16-18.

Co-sponsored by the Lake Loramie Improvement Association, Lake Loramie’s Harvest Festival is a family event featuring a wide variety of activities including an antique power show demonstrating various old gas powered tractors and equipment, kids games and activities, a farmers market, mountain men encampment, food, and arts and crafts exhibitors.

The weekend will also feature three days of musical entertainment including “Top Shelf” on Friday night, “Renegade” on Saturday evening, and new this year, “Tommy Renfro” on Sunday morning and “Kevin and the Others” Sunday afternoon.

Festivities kick off on Friday at 4 p.m. and run through Sunday afternoon. Visiting for the day is free, but for those wanting to enjoy all the activities, camping is available at regular rates either by reservations or a walk-in basis.

The weekend also includes a Mums Sale; the sale will not begin until the start of festival at 4 p.m. on Friday. Visitors will need to visit campsite 87 to pick up their mums. All vehicles will need to be parked out in visitor or designated parking areas. Interested buyers may want to bring a cart or wagon for transporting their plants.

The park is still looking for exhibitors for the farmer’s market and reenactors for the mountain men encampment. Those interested should call the park at (419) 394-3611 for further information. Anyone wishing to participate in the antique power show should call Robert Kohler at (419) 628-4244.

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Staff report