Austin's second annual Harvest Fest takes place this Saturday September 16 from 9 till 2.  The event kicks off with the Harvest 5K/run walk. Non- perishable food items will be accepted for Mower County's food shelves.  Vendor booths will be set up on the Mill Pond walking path offering face painting, a climbing wall, bounce houses, canoe trips and much more.  A mobile medical unit for uninsured and under-insured people will also be on hand.  In the event of inclement weather, Harvest Fest will move to Packer Arena.
Harvest Fest's mission is to encourage residents to "explore living Mower healthy" and is led by Mower Refreshed and the Austin Downtown Business Association.  For more information about Harvest Fest, contact Tim Ruzek, outreach coordinator for Cedar River Watershed District at tim.ruzek@mowerswcd.org or 507-434-2603.