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Third Annual Harvest Hoedown brings in big crowdsSubmitted: 09/22/2018
Angela Kim
Angela Kim
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Third Annual Harvest Hoedown brings in big crowds
RHINELANDER - Kids ran throughout the Woodpecker Bar and Grill in Rhinelander on Saturday for the third annual Harvest Hoedown.

The event centered around kid-friendly fun with games and food. Families got to pick pumpkins, listen to live music, and get their faces painted.

Woodpecker Bar and Grill owner Mike Hastreiter enjoys running the event every year and said that this event is a way for kids to let loose.

"I think the kids have had a little cabin fever the last few days so they're out here burning energy," said Hastreiter. "You hear lots of laughter and kids are running around here having a good time."

People could buy food or tickets for activities like horse-drawn wagon rides. 

The money from the day goes towards the Rhinelander Area Food pantry and the Northwoods Alliance for Temporary Housing.

Volunteer Nicole Hugo said the event isn't just fun, but also a great way to give these organizations a little more help. 

"It's just really good to know I'm doing something really good for the community," said Hugo. "NATH is such a big part of Rhinelander. I feel like it's such a good cause to be a part of."

Hastreiter said the event gets bigger every year. 

This year, it got to the point where there wasn't enough parking. People had to take shuttles to the event.



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