Music, dancing, food and free health services to honor those who harvest Sonoma County’s bounty, November 5
As farmworkers throughout Sonoma County wake early and work late to complete the 2016 Harvest, California Human Development (CHD) is finalizing plans to celebrate! CHD’s 37th Annual End of Harvest Fiesta is slated for November 5th from 10am to 3pm at Luther Burbank Center for the Arts in Santa Rosa. A traditional event with a rich history, the End of Harvest Fiesta celebrates the men and women who plant and harvest Sonoma County’s bounty. Cultural music and dancing, authentic Mexican food, free health and community services, passports and documents to matriculate from the Mexican Consulate and Farmworker of the Year Awards create a fun and value-filled tribute to Sonoma County’s field and vineyard workers.
“Sonoma County is recognized around the world for high quality agricultural products and the men and women who work the fields and vineyards of our county are essential to this well-deserved reputation” says Chris Paige, executive director for California Human Development. “The annual End of Harvest Fiesta shines a light on their contribution. It’s a chance to say ‘thank you’ and to celebrate together at the culmination of yet another outstanding season of harvest,” adds Paige.
The End of Harvest Fiesta features traditional family fun, such as Ballet Folklorico, a gigantic piñata celebration, face painting, raffle prizes and much more. Additionally, the Fiesta provides a wealth of free community services, including Bi-National Health Week services such as flu shots and medical screenings. Mexican citizens living in Sonoma County will also have the opportunity to conduct business with officials from the Mexican Consulate. The event is free to festival goers and is provided by California Human Development in honor of Sonoma County farmworkers and their families.
WHAT: 37TH ANNUAL END OF HARVEST FIESTA
WHEN: NOVEMBER 5, 2016, 10AM – 3PM
WHERE: LUTHER BURBANK CENTER FOR THE ARTS
50 MARK WEST SPRINGS ROAD, SANTA ROSA
TICKETS: NO COST