Crowds Flock to Harvest Green for Fall Fun


More than 3,000 people turned out for the inaugural Harvest Fest, a seasonal autumn celebration in Houston’s first farm-centric community, Harvest Green.

Held Nov. 5, Harvest Fest offered a cornucopia of fall activities, including decorating pumpkins, a pie-eating contest and bobbing for apples. A highlight were “gourd-geous” pumpkins by New York City-based Maniac Pumpkin Carvers, who demonstrated their culinary carving skills live. A farmers market featuring produce from Harvest Green’s Village Farm was popular as were sack races, face painting, balloon art and more.

Dishing up tasty fare were a host of food trucks, including Skratch Food Truck, The Spot Sno-Balls, Cupcake and A Smile, Mary Had a Little Party, Pepperoni’s, Tila’s Taco Truck, The Cuban Spot and Victor’s Mexican Grille.

“It was a terrific launch of what we plan to be an annual event,” said Shay Shafie, general manager of Harvest Green. “Expect even more activities for all ages next year.”

Eleven builders have opened model homes in Harvest Green, offering designs priced from the $240,000s. Under construction now is a middle school and The Promenade, a recreation center featuring a pool, fitness center, splash pad, event lawn, playground and lakeside amphitheater. In addition to the on-site Village Farm, which features a vineyard, orchard and plots of land for members of the Farm Club, Harvest Green residents can have optional gardens installed in their backyards.

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