Map and details released for 2nd Annual West Seattle Junction Festival, Oct. 27

The West Seattle Junction Association is ramping up for their 2nd Annual Harvest Festival, taking place on Sunday, Oct. 27.

Here are the details:

West Seattle Harvest Festival

We’re doing it again folks! We’re closing the streets this fall for the second annual West Seattle Junction Harvest Festival. Our weekly Farmers Market will take on the streets on Sunday, October 27th from 10am to 2pm. Over 40 farmers will be sharing their goods at the peak of harvest, while families can come in their Halloween costumes and do a little trick-or-treat. Halloween doesn’t have to be just candy, we can also enjoy the bounty the earth has to offer.

There are fun activities for the kids which includes Kids Costume Parade led by the West Seattle High School Marching Band, Harvest Crafts brought by the community, and a mini farm from our neighborhood! All for free!

Harvest Festival Schedule:
10am-2pm: West Seattle Farmers Market
10am-2pm: Harvest Activities/Projects
11:30am: Kids Costume Parade
12pm-2pm: Trick-or-Treating

The West Seattle Harvest Festival will be right in the heart of the West Seattle Junction.

A map of festivities and participants can be found here.

Chili Competition fundraiser for the West Seattle Food Bank
West Seattle Chili Competition

Neighborhood Restaurants compete for Best Chili at Harvest Festival – 2013.

Register by Wednesday October 23rd (with eight slots left as of Oct. 19!)

The Junction Association is sponsoring a fundraiser for the West Seattle Food Bank at our 2nd Annual Harvest Festival on Sunday, October 27th. Our neighborhood restaurants will bring their best pot of chili and compete for bragging rights of Best Chili at Harvest Festival – 2013.

It’s free for restaurants to enter. The West Seattle public will vote by buying a flight of chili and choosing their favorite! 100% of the donations collected will go to the West Seattle Food Bank to help our community.

Some logistics and rules to enter. Participants must:

* Be a West Seattle business.
* Bring two gallons of hot chili made in commercial kitchen and an electric warmer. Maintain chili’s temperature to meet health standards.
* Provide a chili server who has a current Food Handlers Card.
* Be ready to serve at 11am! With 2 gallons of chili, we’ll be able to serve about 100 flights and the competition will probably be done by 1pm.
* Space is limited to 8 competitors and a minimum of 4 competitors are needed.

We’ll provide everything else. To register, please email with your business name, contact person, and agreement that rules will be followed.

Deadline Wednesday October 23rd.

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