Ada's 2018 Harvest & Herb Festival will take place on Saturday, September 15. The annual fest features a variety of arts and crafts vendors and, of course, food.
Ada's 2018 Harvest & Herb Festival will take place on Saturday, September 15. The annual fest features a variety of arts and crafts vendors and, of course, food.

ADA — The next big event on Ada’s calendar is the 33rd annual Ada Area Chamber of Commerce’s Harvest and Herb Festival in downtown Ada, according to Deb Curlis, chamber director.

 

This year’s festival is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 15. As in past year’s, it will fill Ada’s Main Street from Highland to College. Main Street will be closed at State Route 235 all the way to State Route 81.

The festival has 180 spaces available for vendors and so far over 130 spaces are signed-up. Crafters are encouraged to register as soon as possible to insure a booth.

New vendors are invited to participate and all questions and request for booth space may be e-mailed to: harvestandherb@gmail.com.

Activities take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the depot park. At noon Ada’s mayor, David Retterer, will wecome everyone. The Ada VFW color guard will raise the flag. Noteworthy Community Choir, directed by Vickie Mills, will perform the National Anthem.

Following the opening ceremonies the 2018 Harvest and Herb Festival, this year’s queen will be announced.

Here’s the festival schedule:

9-4 p.m. - Booths open on Main Street

10 a.m. - Parade on Main Street

11 a.m. - Games for kids open at the Depot park

Noon - Welcome from Mayor Retterer, VFW 9381 color guard, National Anthem

12:30 p.m. - Crowning of 2018 festival queen

1 p.m. - Drummunity with Lori Fithian (sponsored by Ada Public Library)

2 p.m. - Andrew Martin the Magician

3 p.m. - Twisted Creations by Pat

Parade details - you can still enter:

Participants are invited to join the Harvest and Herb Festival parade. The parade forms at 9 a.m. in the Ada schools parking lot and starts at 10 a.m.

Junior Weihrauch of Arlington is the parade director. Persons with questions may contact him at 419-365-5304 or 419-889-4315.