“The first Selah Fall Festival was a huge success!! A great time was had by all!! Stay tuned for pictures and video.
Thanks to all who attended. A special Thank You to our sponsors!!
The inaugural Fall Festival had many activities and was an overall success. The many offerings allowed people of all ages to enjoy the festival at Carlon Park.
Congratulations to Roberto Silva Sr and Staci Verbrugge who were the overall male and female winners of the Army Base Race Half Marathon. There were 78 registered runners for the race and these two athletes were the leaders of the pack. Staci finished with a time of 1:40:41.54 and Roberto was the first across the line with an overall time of 1:37.18.10. Runners had the chance to run on the Yakima Training Center Army Base and see several static displays of miniltary equipment including tanks and helicopters.
The pie eating contest was a lot of fun for its participants and the winners received cash prizes! Contestants were challenged to eat a quarter of a Costco Apple Pie with no hands. Many tried but only a couple succeeded.
The Univeristy of Washington Women’S Softball team provided a great example of what softball at the colligate level looks like. The purple and gold sides both put a lot of runs on the scoreboard and the game ended in a 10-10 tie. On Sunday they provided clinics for girls to build their own softball skills.
The vendor count for the event was around 22 and the ones that battled the weather were able to sell their unique products. The vendors included multiple types of food such as shaved ice, Mexican, Papa Murphy’s and Schwans to name a few. There were also farmers selling produce and several people selling products including Pampered Chef and Tupperware products. One other notable activity at the park brought by a vender was pony rides. Several kids had a chance to ride a pony and get their pictures taken.
A thanks needs to be said to New Northwest Broadcasting station Cherry FM and KXDD for coming out and broadcasting live. The stations were there from 9-1 playing music that could be heard by all visitor of the festival. In the evening Gone Fiddling Again played their music for all to enjoy as they visited the vendors partaking in the festival.
Cruz Nite capped off the day of activities. The many bikers and car owners were given 11 destinations and cruzed through town to collect raffle tickets. Upon returning to Carlon Park everyone had a chance to win one of several prizes including a stay at North Park Lodge, golf at River Ridge Golf Course, and Fly Fishing in the Canyon provided by Red’s Fly Shop.
Thank you to all of our sponsors and volunteers for without whom this would not have been possible. We look forward to growing and expanding this festival in the years to come.
Fun at the Fall Festival