The beautiful yet bittersweet fall days are upon us, when the heat of summer has subsided and a light blanket will no longer be enough to sleep soundly through the night. Autumn is a wonderful time to enjoy the changing colors and soak up the waning sunshine.
The first-ever Yellowstone Harvest Fest is a great excuse to get outside and enjoy the outdoors with live music, food and drink, arts and crafts as well as vendor booths. It’s coming to Ferry Landing Ranch east of Livingston on Saturday and Sunday, September 24th and 25th. Events will take place from 10am–7pm each day, bringing together music, the Yellowstone community and the beauty of Montana.
The musical lineup includes: singer, songwriter and flatpicking guitarist Rebecca Frazier with Colorado bluegrass outfit Hit & Run; musical collective Wood Belly, rooted in bluegrass tradition and contemporary innovation; collaborative indie roots project Martha & Jon; pop-country trio Archertown; singer/songwriter Jalan Crossland, a premier acoustic guitarist, banjoist and engaging showman; the Badlands folk of Jessie Veeder; Big Sky’s own Dammit Lauren, a rock n’ roll trio; longtime local performers Little Jane & the Pistol Whips whose Americana and country captivates audiences; Montana and West-inspired musician Sean Devine; and Bubba Fett, blending elements of country-rock, psychedelia and blues.
The weekend Festival will also feature a Sunday morning family fun run at 8:30am. The 5k will take participants through the changing cottonwoods by the Yellowstone River in Sacajawea Park, then back through the streets of Downtown Livingston. Registration fee includes water bottle, bandana and bracelet.
Festival admission is $40 each day, or $60 for both, for adults. Children 12 and under are admitted free! Visit www.yellowstoneharvestfest.com for complete event schedule, advance ticketing access, and to learn more about the event. Follow on social media for regular updates. •