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Greeley's AgriCulture Fest and Feast to celebrate city's agricultural roots Saturday

August 21, 2014

Greeley Tribune, Colo.



Aug. 21--Greeley's first AgriCulture Fest and Feast will celebrate the city's agricultural roots with a two-part event Saturday on the 8th Street Plaza downtown.

The Fest is a free community event from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with activities for all ages, food, vendors, art, live music, demonstrations, educational offerings, a petting zoo, hay rides, a tractor show, and more.

The Feast is from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and will showcase visual, music, and culinary arts. You can experience local foods crafted into delicious meals by local chefs using local produce, served family-style under the stars. Seating is limited and tickets cost $50 and are available at www.eventbrite.com. Proceeds will benefit the Greeley Creative District.

There is a free showing of "Farmland" at 11 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. at The Kress Cinema & Lounge, 817 8th Ave.

Live music on the 8th Street Plaza:

--11-11:45 a.m. -- Jeremy Grant

--12:15-1:45 p.m. -- The Green Bean Boys

--1:45-2:15 p.m. -- Merry Mixers Square Dancing demo

--2:15-3 p.m. -- Shawn Waggoneer & the Tumblyweeds

--3:30-4:15 p.m. -- Colorado Rose

The History & Heritage display at Lincoln Park will include a walk through photo display of Weld County agriculture, demonstrations, a cider press, and a Mini Centennial Village. Education activities on the 8th Street Plaza will include gardening, art, weaving and more.

Ag experiences at The Tribune, 501 8th Ave., will include an antique tractor show and a petting zoo.

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