Annual Lacamas Harvest Fest in Roy Highlights Local Vendors

By Jacob Dimond / jake@yelmonline.com
Posted 10/4/22

The Lacamas Community Center hosted its annual Harvest Fest on Saturday, Oct. 1 at their location at 32113 Eighth Ave. S. in Roy.

Each year when fall rolls around, the Lacamas Community Center …

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Annual Lacamas Harvest Fest in Roy Highlights Local Vendors

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The Lacamas Community Center hosted its annual Harvest Fest on Saturday, Oct. 1 at their location at 32113 Eighth Ave. S. in Roy.

Each year when fall rolls around, the Lacamas Community Center holds the event, which began as a Pierce County tradition with some assistance from Wilcox Farms.

The tradition, which has been going for nearly 15 years, allows local vendors to show off their products and gives attendees the chance to buy some well-priced goods.

According to Harvest Fest organizer Holly Wood, the community center ultimately had to take the event over for several reasons.

Wood said as the event continued to grow, Wilcox Farms backed out of hosting it due to the threat of contaminating the farm, or spreading bird flu. She added that Pierce County used to fund the event, but ultimately ran out of funding. This led Wood and the Lacamas Community Center to take it over. 

This year’s event featured different fall and Halloween-themed shirts, jams and jellies and decorations.

“The harvest is all about bringing the community together. There’s a lot of senior citizens that come out, specifically for breakfast and to visit their other friends, but it’s great having them out,” Wood said. “We’re not out here to make a killing. We’re just there to get people in the community center to interact.”



Different produce items were also on sale as were “thunder sticks,” handmade and painted gourds, and various Halloween paintings.

The Harvest Fest also included a free ice cream social. Wood said the social included free toppings and lots of laughs.

Along with the ice cream social, Wood said there was a special quilt on display, which was made from different squares that were entered in a contest at the Lacamas Community Fair in August. She said the quilt will eventually be raffled off.

According to Wood, the Lacamas Harvest Fest and its vendors had “no intention of being a money grab” and offered their products for a reasonable price.

“We just want the community to come out and see what the local public is making and selling,” Wood said. “We only charge $10 a table and all the proceeds from that will go to our Trunk-or-Treat on Oct. 30.”

Wood said she’s happy to be a part of a small town tradition that allows residents to come and see some of the great items their neighbors make while providing an opportunity to interact with people in the community.

Lacamas Community Center’s next big event will be its Trunk-or-Treat event on Sunday, Oct. 30. The event begins at 3 p.m. at the community center.

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