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Harvest Celebration 2018

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The Harvest Celebration is a yearly gathering of Community Food Initiatives supporters, donors, and community members invested in the future of food security. In 2018 we are mixing things up! Instead of a sit down dinner, guests will be treated to heavy hors d'oeuvres and scrumptious desserts! We will also be having a silent auction in the Sauber Gallery of the Dairy Barn. Read more below for details.

All proceeds from ticket sales, the silent auction, and donations will go towards developing future programming for Community Food Initiatives. Ticket prices are listed below, under "Purchase tickets."


Event Information

The 2018 Harvest Celebration will be held at The Dairy Barn Arts Center (8000 Dairy Barn Lane, Athens, OH) from 7pm to 9:30 pm on Saturday, October 13th, 2018. The event will take place in the Sauber Gallery and include entrance to the inaugural WideOpen juried photo exhibition.

The event will feature live music by Old Sport.

Food for the evening will consist of  gourmet seasonal  flair featuring offerings from Pork and Pickles. There will also be a dessert buffet by way of Fluff Bakery. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options will be plentiful.

We will have a Cash Bar for alcoholic beverages.


Purchase tickets

In order to attend the 2018 Harvest Celebration, it is necessary that you purchase a ticket.

Tickets are available for purchase online, through PayPal, although a PayPal account is not imperative for purchase -- a credit card will suffice.

In addition, you can inquire as to alternative means of payment by contacting Community Food Initiatives via telephone. Please call 740.593.5971 to do so.

Space at the Harvest Celebration is limited. This event has sold out in years past, and we have every reason to believe it will sell out again! So please do not hesitate to accomplish proper payment promptly.

Ticket Prices are as follows:

  • "Red Leaf Lettuce" | $50
  • "Ragged Jack Kale" | $70
  • "Orange Cosmos" | $90
  • "High Bush Blueberry" | $100

The Harvest Celebration is CFI’s big annual fundraising event. Your support keeps our programs  flourishing! There are no differences in entry privilege between the tiers of tickets. Rather, please select your ticket based on how much you wish to contribute to the Community Food Initiatives cause.

If you are interested in supporting our mission, but are unable to attend the event, donate here. 


Silent Auction

This year, the Harvest Celebration will feature a silent auction.  There will be a variety of items and exciting experiences to bid on. Stay tuned for details!

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