Sep 28, 2013 7:10 PM by Lindsay MacLeod, KSBY News

Arroyo Grande Valley Harvest Festival celebrates 76 years

It's all about the Spirit of 76 this weekend in Arroyo Grande. The Arroyo Grande Valley Harvest Festival kicked off Friday and wound down Saturday night.

The annual event has been going on for 76 years. It's one of the largest events put on by the City of Arroyo Grande, and it is completely run by volunteers.

On Saturday, guests could compete in baking contests, vegetable and fruit competitions, and even ice cream making.

"This is a hometown festival. We're not concerned with having a lot of tourists come here. What you want is to see everybody you've known your entire life come and support this," said Anita Shower, the Charter President of Eco Rotary Club.

Saturday was also the Paws of Thunder Wiener Dog races. There was a Wiener Dog Race as well as a "Wanna Be" Wiener Dog Race. 75 dogs participated. It was $10 to enter and proceeds benefit Foxy Doxy Dachshund Rescue.

For more information on the event and how you can volunteer next year, click here.



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