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Shehaqua Harvest Festival

 

The Harvest Festival is a weekend-gathering that takes place in mid-September at Camp Shehaqua in Hickory Run State Park. There are activities for the whole family. In the past they have included candle making, tie dying, pumpkin painting, corn husk doll making, watermelon eating contests, foot races, and log throwing competitions. Arguably the most popular activity is the hoedown with square dancing on Saturday night. For the last few years a live band provided the dance music while a professional caller guided the dancers.

Presentations include internal guidance and a spiritual message on Sunday morning.

The Harvest Festival started in 2009 and has been growing ever since.

Watch our video from the 2013 Harvest Festival


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(Friday, September 21, until Sunday, September 23)

Are you dreading the cold, school, and work, and are you wishing summer had lasted longer? Wishing you were back with your family and friends at Shehaqua family camp, enjoying the beautiful nature with God? Well, do not fret, the Harvest Festival is one more hurrah for the end of the summer, one last weekend to getaway and enjoy the warm weather!

Join us September 21–23 at Camp Shehaqua. You will be dunking for apples, eating pies, throwing logs, and, of course, square dancing. We will always have activities going on but mostly it will be quite relaxed and just a enjoyable time to spend with your friends and family in a loving environment.

The magical experience will begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday evening (September 21). Please eat before you arrive because we won’t be able to serve dinner. We will be concluding the weekend on Sunday at noon with lunch followed by clean up.

Register NOW and take advantage of our early bird offer! The price now is $50 per person but will go up to $65 after September 10, and to $80 if you register after September 18. Visit our fee page for more information.

Hope to see you at Shehaqua!
Sincerely, Denthew Learey
Harvest Festival Director

Watch some Harvest Festival movies from previous years here.

The time has come again for this year's annual Harvest Festival hosted by Camp Shehaqua! It will be co-hosted by Denthew Learey and Gabby Hochmuth from September 15th-17th! This event has always been my personal favorite amongst the Shehaqua events, because it comes with such a rich spirit and atmosphere. There's something so special about being bundled up in a warm flannel in the natural, cool air with some good company.

The Harvest Festival has the perfect atmosphere for personal reflection, gratitude, and a whole lot of fun! This year we'll be hosting a live band with square dancing as well as many other festive games and activities that are fun for the whole family! Come and enjoy this year's Harvest Festival with us, and kick off the Autumn season the right way! We will be looking forward to seeing you there!

–Denthew Learey

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