The Noe Valley Harvest Festival is taking a break this year due to construction in the area, but be sure to check back in 2017 for updates! The information below is from a previous event.
The 2014 Noe Valley Harvest Festival is set for Saturday, October 18. All activities take place on 24th Street between Sanchez and Church Streets from 10am to 5pm.
This family-friendly event offers live music, food, and fun. In addition, the weekly Noe Valley Farmer's Market will be open as usual and extend their hours from 8am to 5pm.
Head on over to participate in the costume contest for pets and kids. You must register at the festival between 10am and noon to participate. The kids competition starts at 12:15pm. It's followed by the pets competition at 12:30pm.
Kids will also love the pumpkin patch. It's a place for them to get creative and decorate their selected pumpkin. It's a free activity in which the festival organizers provide the pumpkins, so it will be open only while supplies last.
Other fun family-friendly activities this year include two jumpy houses, balloon artists, face painters, a dunk tank, and more. All tickets for these activities will be on sale at the Vicksburg Street information booth.
The Noe Valley Harvest Festival is an all around great event for families with kids.
The 2014 Noe Valley Harvest Festival features two stages again this year. One is the main stage at Church Street. The other one is near the Farmer's Market. Both offer entertainment all day long.
|Main Stage at Church Street||Farmer's Market Stage Performers|
10-10:10: Curry Without Worry Nepalese Ensemble
10:10: Michael Capozzola introductory remarks
10:15-11: The Blooms
11-11:30: Lila Coley
11:30-12:15: Whiskey and Women
12:30-1:15: Costume Contests for kids and pets!!
1:15-1:30: Kif Bender
1:30-2:15: Big Lou's Dance Party
2:15-2:45: Tess Veiga
2:45-3:30: Erin Brazill & the Brazillionaires
3:30-4:00: Tess Veiga
4-4:45: District 8
9:15-9:45: Curry Without Worry Nepalese Ensemble
10-10:45: Lila Coley
11:15-12: Kif Bender
12:15-12:45: James Lick Middle School Band
1:15-2: 12 Blade
2:30-3:15: Jazz Parallax
3:45-4:30: 12 Stories
Noe Valley is in the heart of San Francisco. It's easy to get to and parking is usually fairly easy.
Bus: The bus is a good option if you are coming from the north. You can take the 24 from anywhere along Divisadero or Castro Streets. You can also take the 48.
Light Rail: The light rail is the best way to get here. The J-Church line will drop you off right at 24th Street where the Noe Valley Harvest Festival takes place. You can pick it up in Union Square or the Castro. It takes only about 25 minutes to get here via train from Union Square.
Driving/Parking: Driving is an option for this festival. I recommend looking for parking on the southern side of 24th near the school on 25th and Noe. You can also find great places to the south west of 25th and Castro Street. You might get lucky and find a place closer, but if the festival is packed, these are two better options.
Halloween: One of the best celebrations this month is Halloween. You will find everything from ghost tours to family friendly events. Discover a full list of great activities here.
Fiesta on the Hill: Another fun family-focused street fair in San Francisco is Fiesta on the Hill. This event takes place in Bernal Heights on Sunday, October 25.
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Wharf Fest: One of the largest festivals this month is on Saturday, October 24 in Fisherman's Wharf. Wharf Fest includes activities for all ages including live music, food, and other entertainment. During this event, you will also find a chowder competition, a Segway obstacle course, and more. Learn more here.