Kootenai Harvest Festival seeks vendors, hosts Business & Banter

By Tracy McNew


The annual Kootenai Harvest Festival is seeking vendors for this year’s fair which will take place on Saturday, Sept. 15 at Riverfront Park in Libby.

Now in its fourth year, the Kootenai Harvest Festival is gaining popularity; last year the event welcomed over 700 attendees and it was named one of the top fall festivals held in Montana.

Vendors selling locally made or locally grown products, and local non-profit groups looking for a community outreach opportunity are encouraged to participate.

Vendors may keep all of their profits from sales made at the festival, but a booth fee is required to participate. Booth fees are $20 for a regular sales booth or  $10 for a nonprofit booth. Interested vendors should submit an application and their booth fee by Sept. 1. They will also need to bring their own booth materials including a pop-up canopy, table, chairs, and other supplies to participate in the event.

A vendor application and more information is available online at wildmontana.org/harvestfest. The Harvest Festival will be open to the public on Saturday Sept. 15 from noon until 7:30 p.m. It will be held at Riverfront Park in Libby, and admission will be free for the public.

The farmer’s market-style festival will feature local vendors, live music, and fun activities for the whole family. It is a nonprofit fundraiser for the Libby Community Garden.

The Kootenai Harvest Festival will also host this month’s Business & Banter event with an open house at the Libby Community Garden on Thursday, July 19 from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m.

Business & Banter events are held monthly by the Libby Chamber of Commerce as networking opportunities that are  free and open to the public.

This month, you are invited to join the Kootenai Harvest Festival volunteers for an open house at the Libby Community Garden.

Enjoy delicious food and summer drinks prepared by the Gracious Table made with ingredients grown in the Community Garden.

For more information about the Kootenai Harvest Festival, contact Grete Gansauer at ggansauer@wild montana.org or 303-726-3931.

Photos courtesy of  Kootenai Harvest Festival.