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2014 Parade and Booth Space Reservations

The booth reservation material is "live" - accessible by going to the Vendor tab on the left.  Folks with questions can still contact our "answer man", Carl Campanella, campanella0@msn.com.

Next up - parade registrations.  Keep checking for the official process to register to go live.  Can't wait to see you all at the 89th Annual Arvada Harvest Festival, September 5-7, 2014.

Proclamation from Governor John W. Hickenlooper

City of Arvada honors Star Spangled Scholars

On Monday, February 3, 2014, representatives from the Arvada Harvest Festival and the Creator of Star Spangled Scholars received a proclamation from Arvada's Mayor and City Council honoring Star Spangled Scholars/Arvada Harvest Festival for being the official celebrants of the Star Spangled Banner Bicentennial in 2014.  "Irish Lace", historian from Hands on History Colorado was also on hand to receive the honor.

Daniels Fund - "Patriot Sponsor" for the Star Spangled Scholars program

We are honored to have our first sponsor for the Star Spangled Scholars program in 2014!  Thank you Daniels Fund for being a "Patriot Sponsor"!

Special Thanks to Arvada Country Buffet

Arvada's Country Buffet provided star spangled yumminess via cookies for the Colonial/Pioneer Christmas and the Star Spangled Scholars Open House Celebration in March!

Celebrate the Star Spangled Banner Bicentennial in 2014

Sons of the American Revolution and students from Woodland Park, CO

Sons of the American Revolution and students from Woodland Park, CO

The Arvada Harvest Festival (Arvada Junior Chamber Foundation) is currently the only official observer/celebrant of the Star Spangled Banner Bicentennial in 2014.  The actual Bicentennial date is September 12, 2014 - but our National Anthem's anniversary warrants more than just one day of celebration.  So, we are offering the Star Spangled Scholars program for 5th graders in Arvada/Wheat Ridge Schools and other gathering of patriots.  We are partnering with the Sons of the American Revolution, the Sons of the War of 1812, local artisan/hands-on historian "Irish Lace" and others to provide experiential learning and inspiration around the founding of our country, the second American Revolutionary War (the War of 1812) and the penning of "Oh Say, Can You See . . . " by Francis Scott Key.

Contact Linda Olson Ferguson to schedule a visit by the Sons and their Patriot's Chest and "Irish Lace".  Visit www.cossar.us and click on Patriot's Chest to see the artifacts that are available to your students.  We need sponsors to make this all happen - so contact Linda Olson Ferguson for sponsorship opportunities - olefergie@msn.com.

Sponsor the 2014 Arvada Harvest Festival and Parade now!

Keep the momentum going - sponsor the 2014 Arvada Harvest Festival and Parade today!  Join KYGO and other major sponsors who are coming back.  They had so much fun and reaped such a great harvest from their sponsorship sowing in 2013 that they are planning on a bumper crop of benefits in 2014.  Contact Linda Olson Ferguson, olefergie@msn.com, to learn of sponsorship opportunities.  Early sponsors will also get a year's worth of marketing and promotional efforts from us!

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The Home Depot

Home Depot - creators and sponsors of the 2013 Wall of Honor are coming back in 2014 to create a visual history of our Star Spangled Banner - the American Flag over the years!

Sponsored by Affinity Gaming/Blackhawk Colorado

Affinity Gaming/Blackhawk Colorado

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We are honored to welcome back Affinity Gaming/Blackhawk Colorado as a Patriot Sponsor in 2014!   Stay tuned for special features that they'll bring to this year's festival

Sponsored by Bellco

Bellco

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We are honored and excited to have Bellco as a "Scholar" Sponsor - specifically sponsoring our Opening Night Concert on Friday, September 5th by the Mile High Fife and Drum Corp.  Time and location to be announced.  Now, that's Patriotic!

Sponsored by Total Disposal

Total Disposal

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Our "Clean it Up" Sponsor in 2013 will keep us "clean" again in 2014!   Welcome back and thank you to our local waste "away!" company, Total Disposal. 

Sponsored by Cruisin' Oldies 950

Cruisin' Oldies 950

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KYGO's  "happenin'" sister station, Cruisin' Oldies 950 is joining the fun again in 2014.  Come by to meet fan fav and longtime Denver radio personality, Randy Jay. Come hang and dance with Cruisin' Oldies own "Cruisin' Cats"  (day/time/location tba).

Sponsored by Custom Environmental Services, Inc.

Custom Environmental Services, Inc.

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Thank you "Hero Sponsor" - Custom Environmental Services, Inc.!

Sponsored by Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 1071

Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 1071

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We are honored in 2014 to have Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 1071 return to sponsor our VIP tent.  This amazing group of veterans make a tangibly positive difference daily in the lives of fellow veterans. 

The Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1071 mission: "In Service to Colorado's Veterans." When you see them, wish them a hearty "welcome home" - something many of them didn't hear when they returned to this country, and thank them for their ongoing service!

 

Sponsored by Hill Petroleum

Hill Petroleum

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Welcome to Hill Petroleum - co-sponsoring the Cruisin' Cats from Cruisin' Oldies 950.

Purchased 30 years ago, Hill Petroleum® is a full service petroleum marketer with over 80 employees serving the Western half of the United States. We offer a complete range of refined products including lubricants, fuels, Eco friendly products and bio-fuels and services including lubrication equipment (design and sale), filtration and consultation. We have the ability to supply all grades of commercial, industrial, retail and aviation fuels, including the ability to offer forward based and hedged contracts.

Sponsored by Delta Disaster Services

Delta Disaster Services

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We welcome back as an "Ingatherer" Sponsor in 2014 Delta Disaster Services - a full service property restoration company. Delta handles all property damage from the first emergency call through reconstruction for Water, Fire and all Environmental issues. In 2012 Delta Disaster Services was named by Colorado Biz magazine as Colorado’s top Contractor!   

 

Sponsored by The Phipps Team - Keller Williams Avenues

The Phipps Team - Keller Williams Avenues

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New Movie in the Park sponsor, the Phipps Team at Keller Williams is passionate about Arvada real estate which is why they are in the top one percent of area Realtors. Their client service and neighborhood knowledge is unmatched so it's no surprise over 80% of their business is from repeat and referred clients. The team truly believes they sell not just a home, but the Colorado lifestyle.
 

The movie choice is tba - but huge thanks to the Phipps Team at Keller Williams for ensuring this special family focused event returns to the 2014 Arvada Harvest Festival!

Sponsored by ValuAds

ValuAds

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Big thanks for an overflowing "First Fruits" sponsorship -

Sowing great marketing seeds for this year's Arvada Harvest Festival and Parade!

Sponsored by Alpha Graphics

Alpha Graphics

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Thank you to our "First Fruits" Sponsor - Alpha Graphics for supporting us again in 2014! We encourage all who are associated with the Arvada Harvest Festival to utilize Alpha Graphics for marketing and printing needs.

Our Mission

The Arvada Harvest Festival and Parade commemorate the hearty history of the once primarily farming community of Arvada, Colorado. It is the second longest continuously running festival in Colorado. Beginning in October, 1925 to celebrate the completion of the first concrete road between Arvada and Denver, this community tradition has been overseen by Arvada citizens, the Arvada Chamber of Commerce and the Arvada Jaycees. Today, a variety of Arvada citizens and neighbors produce and host this cultural and historic celebration of Arvada, with the oversight of the Arvada Junior Chamber Foundation's 501 (c) 3 status. Our Festival and Parade stands out from the rest due to our commitment to value for families, old time festival traditions, and an emphasis on free or affordable activities for all.

Sponsored by Deals to Locals

Deals to Locals

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Star Spangled Scholars Open House Celebration

"Kids" of all ages embraced their inner Patriot and channeled their Pioneer Spirit at the Star Spangled Scholars Open House Celebration on Saturday, March 8th at the Arvada Junior Chamber Foundation/Jaycee’s Hall.
We were joined by representatives from the American Legion Post 161 "Americanism" committee and the Daughters of the War of 1812.
To schedule a Star Spangled Scholars presentation for your school, youth group, civic group etc. contact Linda O., olefergie@msn.com.
 
 

Christmas in America - Colonial Times to Pioneer Traditions

A steady stream of kids, families and even adults sans kids joined us on Saturday, December 14th at the Colonial/Pioneer Christmas open house, hosted by the Arvada Junior Chamber Foundation and the Arvada Harvest Festival.  Steve DeBoer from the Colorado Sons of the American Revolution (SAR’s) shared Patriot Chest clothing and artifacts, including period weaponry, sugar cones and nippers, a fife and even moldy bisquits. Local historians/artisans, “Smoketalker” and “Irish Lace” shared period correct toys and games representing the mindset of the times - making something from nothing.  

Santa even joined us, with a bag full of candy canes and an open ear for requests.  Some attendees even attended in period clothing.

Please contact Linda Olson Ferguson to schedule a Star Spangled Scholars hands on history presentation for your school, youth group or scout troop! olefergie@msn.com 

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