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Happy Harvest Fest family event coming this Saturday
Heidi Kent, owner of Heidi’s Happy Acres is hosting a family festival from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1 at her farm, W4341 Montgomery Road, Monroe.

MONROE — Autumn is in the air, and nowhere moreso than at Heidi’s Happy Acres, which is preparing for Happy Harvest Fest 2022, featuring local vendors, big pumpkins, and activities for kids.

The annual event in the fields of Green County at W4341 Montgomery Road, and also features over 25 local vendors, a petting zoo, food and coffee stand, a kids’ zone area with games and inflatables — along with a vast selection of pumpkins, mums, gourds, ornamental corn, wild violet sweet corn and more. (There is a small entry fee for the Kids Zone area of the festival.)  

Farm fresh eggs and squash also are available at the farm. Fire trucks and emergency vehicles also will be on site, and other fun things for kids to do and see.

“The humane society will be bringing out some furry, adoptable friends, too,” said the festival’s Facebook page. “This is a family friendly event for the surrounding areas to shop, eat and make some new memories.”

Organizers started promoting the festival during Cheese Days downtown earlier this month and interest in the event continues to grow. Among those helping promote this year’s festival is Davinci Powder Coating, which will feature a festival banner in front of its location on Highway 69.

Brian and Heidi Kent and their children — Lucy, Eily and Declan — own Heidi’s Happy Acres a, 3rd generation family run organization located 5 miles east of Monroe. It has also helped raise money for many causes in the county.

“Each year we dedicate our picking season and a portion of our proceeds to a cause,” organizers said in a flyer. “Our beneficiaries this year are Monroe EMS and the Juda Fire Department.”