Saturday, October 7th 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

South Union Grange Hall (10030 Tilley Rd SW #860, Olympia, WA 98512)

Come join Thurston Conservation District and friends as we celebrate the harvest and kick off our 75th anniversary. This family-friendly event will feature:

  • Pie baking contest (see below for more information about how to compete!)
  • Cider pressing – Bring your apples and bottles to make juice!
  • Soil test drop-off & information booth – Bring your soil sample!
  • Native Bulb & Seed Sale Pick-up
  • Kids arts & craft activities
  • Seed and recipe swap
  • Food trucks!
  • Live music!
  • A silent auction – see available items
  • And more!

Pie Baking Contest

Time to practice your pie-baking skills! Contestants are invited to compete in the first annual TCD Harvest Fest Pie Contest. Entries must be submitted by 11am, Oct. 7th at the TCD Harvest Festival located at the South Union Grange Hall. Judging will occur at noon followed by award announcements. Categories include:

  • Fruit pies (two-crust or one)
  • Custard & nut pies
  • Savory pies
  • Youth entries (14 and under)
  • Allergy-free pies (i.e. gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, etc.)

Contestants must include a copy of their recipe.

See the Rules & Guidelines

Seed Swap

Bring some seeds, take some seeds!

Get the growing season started early this year by swapping seeds to get you perfect garden mix!


  • Bring seeds collected or purchased within the last two years.
  • Bring seeds from vegetables, fruits, legumes, herbs, or flowers.
  • Label all seeds with variety name, and date collected or purchased.
  • Labels, seed packets, and markers will be provided!
See the Guidelines

Community Cider Pressing

Another fun component of our Harvest Festival will be the opportunity for community members to bring their apples to press into cider. We will have a kid-friendly press and all the sanitation and preparatory materials for you to use throughout the day. Please bring clean and sanitized bottles for filling or purchase TCD custom half-gallon growlers on site.

Native Bulb & Seed Sale Pick up

If you placed a pre-order at our Native Bulb & Seed Sale your order will be available to pick up at the Harvest Festival!

Please keep in mind that our Native Bulb & Seed sale was pre-order only. Bulbs and seeds will not be available to purchase at the Harvest Festival.


Questions about our Harvest Festival?

Tina Wagner
Community Agriculture Programs Coordinator

You can also use our contact form.