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Harvest fest begins Friday

Goessel Harvest Festival will include historical tours, a radio-controlled airplane show, a car show, musical entertainment, a pumpkin-carving contest, and a golf tournament.

The festival begins 7 p.m. Friday with Goessel High School’s home football game against Claflin.

Citywide garage sales begin 8 a.m. Saturday, and the Mennonite Heritage and Agricultural Museum will offer free admission 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 200 N. Poplar St.

A car show will be noon to 5 p.m. at Goessel Civic Center, 101 S. Cedar St. Prizes will be given for the top two entries. Call (620) 367-8546 after 6 p.m. or (620) 367-8287 anytime for more information.

Radio-controlled airplane enthusiasts will have a demonstration at 3 p.m. west of the baseball fields at the intersection of Church Street and Athletic Park Drive.

Author and historian Brian Stucky will lead two different historical tours. Saturday at 1 and 3:30 p.m. he will lead tours of rural Goessel. Tours at 3, 4, and 5 p.m. Sunday will go through town. Admission to the tours is $10 for the rural tour and $5 for the town tour. All tours begin at 200 N. Poplar. To make reservations, call (620) 367-2610 or e-mail

Gospel band Hearts4Him and bluegrass band Timber Creek will perform starting at 5 p.m. at 220 E. Main. Afterward a classic movie will be shown outdoors on the east wall of the fire station.

Inflatable playground equipment will be downtown from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, sponsored by local businesses.

A golf tournament will raise funds to improve the city park. The 18-hole, two-person scramble tournament begins at 1:30 p.m. at Pine Edge Golf Course, located one mile north and 1½ miles east of Goessel on 130th Road.

Cost is $25 per person, and a meal is included. To register, call (620) 367-2664 or e-mail by Friday.

Last modified Sept. 22, 2010