Harvest Festival

"Each fall our homeowners and guests look forward to the Harvest Festival and the opportunity it gives for families to build traditions at Suncadia," 

      Pat Simpson - Director of Community Associations and SFCE Board Member.

 Harvest Festival  

Suncadia's 9th Annual Harvest Festival

October 4-5 & 11-12, 2014, 12pm to 5:00pm each day!

Historic Nelson Farm

It is the perfect way to celebrate fall with the entire family.  Festivities will occur at the Historic Nelson Dairy Farm both weekends and includes a Haunted Movie Theater with daily movies, wagon and pony rides, arts & crafts, 1,000 bale straw maze, pumpkin patch, merchant market featuring local artisans, food & beer garden, plus much more!

Highlighted events during Suncadia Harvest Festival include:

  • Prairie Wagon and Pony Rides
  • Arts & Crafts Workshops
  • 1,000 bale Giant Straw Maze & Kids Obstacle Course
  • Pumpkin Patch
  • The Big Dirty Run, a mud run like no other! October 12, 2014 at 11am, register online at http://bit.ly/1w7SwtC
  • Haunted Movie Theater featuring: Hocus Pocus, Casper, Tower of Terror & The Witches
  • Special Harvest Dinners each weekend: Brewmaster Dinner Oct. 3 and Cider Dinner Oct. 11 in the Old Log Cabin
  • Live Music from Lucky Lawrence & The Souvenirs and Darci Carlson
  • Family Entertainment by The Zambini Brothers, including a Giant Roaming Chicken and two puppet shows daily!



Special Events and Activities

Third Annual Big Dirty Run (Oct. 12, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.)
Participants will run, walk, crawl and climb through the 5k course that winds through the muddy backwoods trails of Suncadia for the second annual Big Dirty Run. Previous obstacles, such as the mud pit, rope swing and 1,000 bale maze, along with new obstacles, will be sure to push participants to their dirty limit. After the course, 21 and older participants can enjoy a pint of Suncadia’s signature Big Dirty Amber from local Iron Horse Brewery! Suncadia will also offer a kids-only version for ages 12 and younger that will include a tire obstacle, straw pyramid and maze! After the course, the kiddos can enjoy a thirst-quenching root beer. Prizes will be awarded to first, second and third-place trail runners. Pre-registration fee: $20 for adults and $15 for children. Register online at http://bit.ly/1w7SwtC

Brewmaster Dinner Featuring Iron Horse Brewery (Oct. 3, 6:30 – 9 p.m.)
Join Suncadia Executive Chef Rick Shell and Iron Horse Brewery for a five-course dinner paired with local brews in the Nelson Farm Log Cabin. Dinner will be $150 per couple excluding tax and gratuity and will include the following menu. Reservations are required by calling 509-649-6473.
•Assorted cheeses and soft prosciutto twisted pretzel
509 Style Ale
•Arugula and endive salad with crispy pork belly, shaved fennel, apples, crumbled blue cheese and lemon vinaigrette
High Five Hefe
•Hearty elk chili with Iron Horse Gary beer infused crème fraiche
Gary Imperial IPA
•Braised bison short ribs and garlic roasted fingerling potatoes
Quilter’s Irish Death
•Chocolate lava cake topped with Iron Horse Mocha Death beer Chantilly cream and cherry sauce
Cider Dinner Featuring Tieton Cider Works (Oct. 11, 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.)
Join Suncadia Executive Chef Rick Shell and Tieton Cider Works  for a five-course dinner paired with local ciders in the Nelson Farm Log Cabin. Dinner will be $125 per person excluding tax and gratuity and will include the following menu. Reservations are required by calling 509-649-6473.
•Carrot-pumpkin bisque, crystalized ginger chantilly, presented in a miniature pumpkin
Tieton Blend Cider
•Warm quinoa salad, dried Bing cherries, bright lights chard, spicy roasted pistachios, pecorino-Myer lemon vinaigrette
Cherry Blend Cider
•Seared Day Boat Scallops, cider braised pork belly, butternut squash puree
Yakima Valley Dry Hopped Cider
•Braised Anderson Valley lamb pot pie
Apricot Cider
•Poached pear bread pudding, calvados mascarpone custard
Holiday Cheer Cider

Peewee Rodeo (Oct. 5 & 11, 3 - 4 p.m.)
Kids three to seven years old will have the opportunity to be a cowboy for the day with opportunities for hog tying, bull riding, barrel racing and lasso throwing under the watchful eye of real cowboys. Open to the public; no live animals are used in the rodeo.
Zombie Lazer Tag (Oct. 4, 7 p.m.)
As the sun sets in Cle Elum, lazer tag participants of all ages will hunt for zombies across the Suncadia property. Open to the public.
Guided Hike (Oct. 11, 1 – 2 p.m.)
This hike will take guests down to the Cle Elum River at a nice and easy pace. Once the group gets down to the river, the guide will talk about the nature and wildlife around the resort.


Darci Carlson (Oct. 4 and 5, 3 – 5 p.m.)
Singer/songwriter Darci Carlson will take the stage at Suncadia with her four-piece band to perform rock ‘n roll and country music.
Zambini Brothers Puppet Show (Oct. 4 and 5; Oct. 11 and 12, 12:30 and 1:30 p.m.)
Local puppeteer troupe will bring their humorous talents and puppets to Suncadia with a show that will entertain both children and adults alike.  Special guest appearance by Leapin’ Louie and his wild and crazy cowboy comedy show on Saturday, Oct. 11
Zambini Brothers Roving Chicken (Oct. 4 and 5; Oct. 11 and 12, 1 – 5 p.m.)
A giant chicken puppet – complete with cowboy – will rove the Harvest Festival grounds three times per day for 40 minutes  surprising and delighting guests.
Lucky Lawrence and the Souvenirs (Oct. 11 and 12, 3 – 5 p.m.)
Local Roslyn-based band, Lucky Lawrence and the Souvenirs, will play Americana, country and rock ‘n roll songs from their latest album, “I Fell for Stories”
Haunted Movie Theater
A log cabin on the historical Nelson Dairy Farm will be transformed into a haunted movie theater complete with spooky spider webs, dim lights and ghoulish treats for guests of all ages to enjoy Halloween-themed family movies. The haunted movie theater schedule is:
•Oct. 4, 3 – 4:30 p.m.: “Hocus Pocus”
•Oct. 5, 2:30 – 4 p.m.: “Casper”
•Oct. 11, 2:30 – 4 p.m.: “The Witches”
•Oct. 12, 3 – 4:30 p.m.: “Tower of Terror”

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