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Frequently Asked Questions

Below you'll find some frequently asked questions about the Harvest Home Fair

  • How can I volunteer at the Fair or join the Harvest Home Fair Association?
    Attend one of the planning meetings held on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 6:30pm at the Lodge in Harvest Home Park. Contact the Fair Secretary Bobbi Blum with Questions 513-658-8473 Fill out the form here.
  • How can my organization participate in the parade?
    This year's parade will be held on Thursday September 7th at 6:00pm. The theme is "Community Heroes" and you can download the parade entrant application here.
  • What roads are closed during the Parade?
    The black line on the parade map indicates the parade route. The streets that meet the route will also be closed. This includes portions of Bridgetown Road, Harrison Avenue, Washington Avenue, Davis Avenue, St. Ann Place & Homelawn Avenue. The roads will close down at approximately 5:30pm - 5:45pm for the parade to start at 6:00pm and will reopen as soon as the parade finishes.
  • Are the parade and fair rain or shine?
    Yes, all of the events will happen rain or shine. In the event of severe weather such as high winds, drenching rain or lightning individual events may be postponed or cancelled. The safety of participants and attendees at the Fair is our prime concern. Some of the rides/attractions may stop operating during inclement weather and will reopen as soon as they can safely operate. No refunds will be given due to the weather.
  • How much is Admission?
    General admission is $5. Children 12 and under are FREE First responders and Military Veterans are FREE w/ ID. Thursday night is FREE for EVERYONE after the parade.
  • When and Where can I drop off my submissions for judging?
    Specific information regarding each contest is available here: Click here for information about the Art Show Click here for information about the Flower Show Click here for information about General Exhibits
  • How can I be a Sponsor?
    Checkout the Sponsorship page for information about becoming a sponsor. We have multiple sponsorship levels including both monetary support and in-kind donations to support the fair. We also offer the ability to sponsor specific events such as the band stand, Flower Show, Art Show, General Exhibits and 4-H show. Contact Sponsorship Chair Pete Minges ( or Fair Secretary Bobbi Blum ( for more info
  • Is the fair handicap accessible?
    There is limited accessible parking available in the parking lot accessed via North Bend Road. The Gate attendants at the entry to that lot can direct you to the available parking. There are accessible restroom stalls in the bathrooms inside the Lodge. There is a paved/accessible pathway throughout the park, however many of the rides and attractions are located in the grass.
  • Where can I park? Is there a Shuttle?
    In-park parking is limited to Fair vendors and volunteers with limited ADA accessible parking available. Street parking is available in the neighborhoods surrounding the park and their are ticketing gates on both Davis Avenue & North Bend road. No, there isn't a shuttle. Due to rising costs and decreased ridership, we no longer offer the shuttle service.
  • How can I rent a booth or get a spot in the Harvest Home Market?
    See the Commercial Booths page for more information and to download the contracts. Contact committee chairs Stefanie Hawk & Gail Goedde-Chin at with questions.
  • How can my band submit our information to be considered?
    Contact Brian Weber at regarding band sign-ups.
  • Can I bring my dog/pet?
    Yes, you can bring your pet so long as it is leashed, under the control of an adult at all times, and is well-behaved in crowds and around other animals. Aggressive animals are not permitted. Please know that there are some dogs and other animals on-site as a part of the 4-H program and rescue organizations Pets are NOT allowed in the the 4-H tents.
  • Is the art for sale?
    Some pieces are for sale. Works may be individually priced and sold by the artist. All legal and tax details must be handled by the artist.
  • Are there any hotels nearby?
    There is an Hampton Inn Suites on Harrison Avenue about a 10-minute drive from the park. There is an Holiday Inn Express that is about a 10-minute drive from Harvest Home Park near the Rybolt Exit on 1-74
  • When can vendors get packets and set up?
    Emails for advance packet pick up days/times will go out mid-august and are usually the week before the fair. Vendors can start to sent up on Thursday morning if they plan to be open on after the parade or Friday morning anytime after 8:00am. If you haven't gotten your vendor packet in advance it will be available in the white info trailer near the stage. Vehicles are allowed into the park and you can unload right at your booth, but they will need to be relocated to the vendor parking lot 30 minutes before the fair opens.
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