KELSEYVILLE, Calif. – The Kelseyville Pear Festival marks its 21st year on Saturday, Sept. 28.
The festival always begins with a hometown parade right down Main Street starting at 9:30 a.m.
Parade organizers have chosen Mary and Dave Morse as this year’s grand marshals.
The pear prince and princess essay contest winners join in the parade and are recognized for outstanding writing effort as well as awarded a $100 savings bond each. The contest is sponsored by WestAmerica Bank.
Want to join in the magic of a small town? Enter the parade using a creative use of pear-related themes. A grand prize is awarded.
Social or business organizations as well as youth groups are encouraged to get together and have some fun marching.
Other entries might want to wash and buff up your antique cars, shine your tractors or bicycles, fill your wagons with children, curry the horses or possibly decorate a float.
Sign up for the parade and spend the rest of the day with your family enjoying everything the festival offers.
Try out the free quilt show, a wide variety of food booths with treats for all tastes, a fine arts exhibit, and crafts and vendors that specialize in all things pear.
Parade applications are now available at www.pearfestival.com (click on “Parade Info”).
Deadline to enter is Sept. 20.
For more information, contact Ethel Manning, 707-279-4396, or Carol Dobusch, 707-279-1169.