DES MOINES, Iowa – On Wednesday, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced that her 4th annual Harvest Festival fundraising event will take place on Saturday, September 25, 2021, at 4:30 p.m. There will be BBQ, cotton candy, face painting, and pumpkin decorating.
“The annual Harvest Festival is a fun-filled event for Iowans, families, and kids of all ages,” Reynolds said. “Together, Iowans have faced a pandemic, a derecho, social unrest and more, but we have persevered and it’s my firm belief that our best days are ahead. Come on down to this year’s Harvest Festival to celebrate our great state and the unlimited potential that lies ahead.”
Former Missouri Gov. Eric Grietens highlighted her first Harvest Festival in 2017. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who was White House Press Secretary under President Donald Trump at the time, spoke in 2018. Former Second Lady Karen Pence headlined the third event in 2019. Reynolds did not hold the Harvest Festival in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Speakers and special guests for this year have yet to be announced.
The location for this year’s Harvest Festival is the same as in years past. It will be held at the Elwell Family Food Center at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines. The doors open at 4:30 p.m. and the program will start at 5:30 p.m.
Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased here.