Tryon Life Community Farm will be a happening place on Sunday from 2 to 7 p.m., when it holds its annual Harvest Festival and Auction.

'This year we're bringing our annual fundraising auction to the farm,' said TLC Farm executive director Brenna Bell, 'and combining it with a day of celebrating harvest!'

The day will be filled with a cornucopia of engaging and entertaining events:

n Live acoustic music from Ponderosa, Alexa Wiley, Aliah Farah and the Josh Cole Band.

n Kids activities, including a cider press and old-fashioned ice cream making.

n Local and sustainable auction, including such items as $100 gift certificates to Higgins and Pastini, a spa day at Kanani Pearl, art and photography, and much more.

n Organic finger food, wine and beer.

n A harvest trade/barter table for which people can bring their extra harvest and preserves to share.

n Pie baking contest. Each person bringing a pie will automatically be entered into a raffle for a trip to Breitenbush Hot Springs. Plus prizes for the best sweet pie, best savory pie and most original pie.

Tickets cost $20 and include local organic food, wine and other refreshments. They can be purchased online at .

Kids under 12 get in free, and volunteer opportunities are available. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 503-245-3847 for more information, to volunteer or to donate an item to the auction.

Due to limited parking, a shuttle will run from the parking lot of Riverdale High School at 9727 S.W. Terwilliger Blvd.

The Harvest Festival will be a chance to give a warm welcome to Jenny Leis, TLC Farm's fundraising coordinator during the acquisition. She returns this month after a year of international travel and organizing.

Tryon Life Community Farm is located at 11640 S.W. Boones Ferry Road.

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