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Pend Oreille Harvest Festival returning to Oldtown

| September 13, 2023 1:00 AM

The Pend Oreille Harvest Festival returns to the Oldtown Rotary Park in Oldtown on Sept. 23-24. Due to the hardships facing many members of the community, this year’s festival will be a benefit in support of the Wildfire Emergency Response Fund at the Innovia Foundation.

POHF 2023 kicks off with the annual Pass-the-Pumpkin Relay Race, consisting of three-person teams with a 50/50 pot split between the race winners and the Wildfire Emergency Response Fund. Afterward, festival-goers can sit back and enjoy listening to Jammin’ Outdoors Exposure, where unsigned talent gets free stage time to showcase their music, vocals, or performance art talents. Stop by the various vendors and find those “must-have” products and gifts for the coming holidays, including jams, candles, jewelry, and much, much more.

All donations to PORTA at the Pend Oreille Harvest Festival will go directly to the Wildfire Emergency Response Fund at Innovia Foundation to support local nonprofit organizations and other community-based groups meeting the immediate and long-term needs of those impacted by our regional wildfires.

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The Pend Oreille Region Tourism Alliance is a local 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization staffed entirely by volunteers. Our mission is to promote a responsible tourism economy in ways sensitive to the local lifestyle and environment. PORTA organizes and sponsors local festivals and events such as National Trail Days, Metaline Falls Bigfoot Festival, Pend Oreille Harvest Festival, and more. PORTA also sponsors local community events with advertising and volunteerism. Donations are tax deductible where permitted by law.

This event is sponsored by PORTA, the city of Oldtown, the Pend Oreille County Hotel Motel Tax Board, the Kalispel Tribe of Indians, Petroglyph, Chicas Abroad, and Made in the Selkirks.