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Things to do in the Coulee area

“Run the Dam” during Harvest Festival

As fall approaches, minds turn to “back to school” time and the area’s big Harvest Festival, Sept. 15-17.

One of the more popular features of the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce’s Harvest Festival may be the “Run the Dam” event, which will take place during the fall festival for the second time this year, Saturday, Sept. 16.

Read the full article here.

Beer & football at Harvest Fest

Want a place to have a refreshment and possibly watch a little football during the upcoming Harvest Festival, Sept. 15-17?

The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce is providing such a place in its “Beer Garden” at North Dam Park.

The tent will be open Friday, Sept. 15, from 6 to 10 p.m .; Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m .; and Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Spend $5 on a possibly winning ticket and you could even win the raffle for the 55-inch TV you are watching. The TV was purchased at cost by the chamber from Loepp Furniture.

Read more about it here.

BBQ Competition at Harvest Fest

Denny Pinar, of Almira, stops to show the entry he’s about to take to judges for the ribs portion of the 2015 barbecue contest.

Barbecue lovers might want to mark Sept. 16 and 17 on their calendars.

Those are the days you can go to Banks Lake Park and sample barbecue specialties from a host of grillers who are after the grand champion prize of $2,000, the trophy that goes along with it, and bragging rights.

The BBQ competition is part of the community Harvest Festival put on by the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce.

Read more about it here.

Human Foosball offered at Harvest Fest

Now you can play foosball with a human twist.

It’s a repeat of a fun adventure held over for a repeat performance from last year’s Harvest Festival.

This year the festival will be held at Banks Lake Park (near North Dam) on Sept. 15-17. The Foosball event will be on Saturday and run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., or until all of the contesting teams have concluded the double-elimination tournament.

Read more about it here.

Art Show September 2 in Grand Coulee

Believe it or not, the piece shown here is beadwork.

People interested in art and music can take advantage of a free event at North Dam Park this coming weekend.

The Third Annual Plateau Native American Art Show, showcasing beadwork, baskets, paintings, and more from around 20 different artists, will run this Saturday, Sept. 2, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., in North Dam Park in Grand Coulee.

Read more about it here.