The Harvest Moon Celebration returns to Boerne on the last Saturday in October. This festival is a celebration of old-world fun that combines the spirit of Halloween with the traditions of Samhain, which marks the end of summer and signifies harvest time. Two thousand years ago, the Celts celebrated this time with food and drink, bonfires, music, stories, costume wearing and fortune-telling.
Guests at the Harvest Moon Celebration will enjoy the festivities just as much as the ancient Celts. The afternoon schedule includes sounds from the Hill Country River Pickers dulcimer group, performances by the Karavan Belly Dancers and other local dancers, and an up-close look at hawks, falcons, vultures and other raptors during two presentations led by Master Falconer John Karger and the team from Last Chance Forever Bird of Prey Conservancy. The free event takes place from 12-8 p.m. at the Historic Kingsbury House in Boerne.
The celebration continues into the evening with live Celtic music, mind reading and paranormal entertainment by The Great Giani from America's Got Talent, psychic readings, henna tattoos, face painting and a pie-eating contest. Children can also participate in “trunk or treat” and a costume contest. After dark, a torch-lit “Trail of the Mysterious Night Flyers” will illuminate the world of owls. Live owls will be available for viewing in their natural environment.
For more information visit www.harvestmooncelebration.com.