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Posted on 09-17-2013

By the Standard Journal

MILTON - As has become tradition at the Standard Journal, we will run down the many reasons - A to Z - you need to join the tens of thousands that will flock to Milton over the next couple of weeks for the Milton Harvest Festival.

The festival runs Friday through Sept. 21.


A - Animals, of course.  The annual pet parade steps off at 10 a.m. today along Elm Street.  Registration is from 9 to 9:30 with judging 9:30 to 10 a.m.

B - Bicycle race.  The annual 28-mile bike race is sponsored by the MIlton Rotary Club and shoves off at 9:30 a.m. at Broadway at Filbert.  Registration begins at 7:30 today in the borough hall.

C - Choo-choo!  The Milton Model Train Museum will host open house events from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and again Saturday, Sept. 21.

D - Dine.  The annual Harvest Breakfast runs 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, along Broadway, hosted by St. Joseph's Catholic Church.

E - Evangelista, as in Joyce Evangelista, who will perform as Patsy Cline during "Lost In The Memories" at 6 p.m. Monday in Lincoln Park.

F - Food! Take your pick from the many food vendors that will line Broadway and Bound in downtown Milton from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Saturday, Sept. 21.

G - Get down.  The annual Teen Dance is slated from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Milton Middle School cafeteria.  Music is by B&O Concepts.

H - High school band.  Milton's band will perform a concert in the park at 11 a.m. Today in Lincoln Park.

I - Inflatable.  A free kid's inflatable will be set up next to The Coup Agency Saturday, Sept. 21, for children visiting the arts and crafts displays.

J - Join in.  The annual car cruise will form at approximately 12:45 p.m. at the beginning of the parade on Saturday, Sept. 21.

K - Kilometers.  Five, to be exact.  It's the annual Harvest Festival 5K and it steps off at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 along Arch Street.  Registration is from 7:30 to 9 at the borough hall.

L - Listen.  The annual Harvest Pops Concert entertains at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Milton Area High School auditorium.

M - Milton.  It's home to the Harvest Festival, which has been an annual tradition staged here since 1977.

N - Newshound.  Scoop, Standard Journal's Newshound will be making the rounds on parade day.  Be sure to wave to him.

O - Old.  Country Express Band performs old and new country, bluegrass and jazz during a concert 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Lincoln Park.

P - Party.  The annual block party runs 6 to 9 p.m Wednesday along Bound Avenue.  DJ Tom Starks provides the entertainment.

Q - Queen for the year.  The winner of the Princess Pageant will wear the crown for a year, representing Milton at numerous functions.  The Princess Pageant is 7:30 p.m. Today while the Little Miss/Junior Miss pageants are at 3 p.m. Sunday.  Both events are staged at the Milton Area High School auditorium.

R - River.  A canoe/kayak trip down the river shoves off at 1 p.m.  Call Canoe Susquehanna at 524-7692 for additional information.

S - Step off.  The annual parade steps off at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 along Front Street, beginning at the old Carl Haga site.  Thousands flock to Milton annually for the parade.

T - Tomato Bowl.  Played Friday night annually before the festival.

U - Unique.  The many varied activities, from concerts to open houses to pageants makes the Harvest Festival unique to other festivals and events.

V - Vendors.  More than 100 vendors are slated to line the streets of downtown Milton for the arts and crafts displays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Saturday, Sept. 21.

W - Walk.  From the parade to the arts and crafts displays, walk your way through Milton and enjoy the festival.

X - Expect to laugh.  "Silly Songs" will be performed at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. today and Saturday, Sept. 21, by Uncle Dan and Aunt Jean along Bound Avenue.

Y - YMCA.  Harvest Festival staff man the community room at the Y during the festival.

Z - Zoom.  Zoom over to the second annual St. Joseph's Train Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the St. Joseph Parish Center.