b'EventsA tour of the City of FifesHarvest Festival What: Fife Harvest FestivalA bout the time pumpkin spice shows up everywhere, City of Fife employeesWhen: 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., October 5are hard at work on the biggest event of its yearthe Fife HarvestWhere: Dacca Park, 2820 54th Ave. E.Festival, held October 5 at Dacca Park.Information: 253-896-8657orSince it started in 2005, the Harvest Festival has grown every year incityoffife.org/275/Harvest-Festivalsize and activities. Vendor questions: 253-896-8657 orThe annual event brings together a collision of all things fall, including ankswenson@cityoffife.org on-site apple squeeze, squash bowling, a tractor hay maze and free corn on thecob and hot dogs. There are also free craft activities, face painting, a petting zoo,Parking: Limited. Attendees should plan to hay pile, balloon animals and more. Frugal parent tip: There are no fees for any ofcatch the shuttle, which operates from 11 the activities.a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Park at Fife City Hall or Fife Returning to the festival are popular personalities who have participated forHigh School next door. The shuttle departs years in Harvest Festival, such as Glitterbug, everyones favorite clown. Gregoryfrom Fife City Hall. The shuttle drop-off and Combs brings his apple press and allows kids to have a hands-on cider-makingpickup at the festival is near Dacca Barn. experience. And then theres Donny Miller, who not only brings his petting zoo, butThere is also a family-drop off area across also camels and ponies for free rides. Heres a closer look at all three personalitiesfrom Dacca Barn.who you can meet for yourself at the Harvest Festival. See you there!Glitterbugis usually an explanation that she picked her nose today. By the end of Clown the conversation, Glitterbug inevita-bly will bop a pink or red clowns nose on that strangers nose, telling them, If theres a single person youAnd I picked your nose, too.can count on to give a nudge to tryGlitterbug is mom to four and something new, its that friend whograndma to 10. Glitterbugs family signs you up for clown school. Just askalso found clowning infectious. Glitterbug, who was an empty nesterGlitterbugs daughter sucked it up in search of a hobby when a friendlike a sponge and became a clown, talked her into attending a clownsaid Glitterbug. That daughter lives in conference. I fell in love with it, sheTexas. Her clown name is Cupcake.said. Susan McCammon is her non- Glitterbugs grandkids also were clown name, but everyone knows herbit by the clown bug. The oldest, as Glitterbug.who just graduated from high school, Flash forward 15 years and thehelped with the clown and face result of that friends nudge is anpainting business for a handful of engaging hobby and her flourishingyears and now Glitterbugs other entertainment business calledgranddaughters have started clowning Glitterbuggie that specializes inaround, too. clowning, comedy magic shows, faceGlitterbug said shes driven by the painting and balloon art. interactions she enjoys with total Anyone who has attended the Citystrangers when she takes on her of Fifes Harvest Festival will knowclown persona. I love the reactions I Glitterbug on sight. Shes the clown- get. Its so much fun to work parties slash-balloon artist with the shim- especially because everybody at a mery pink wig and pink-polka-dotparty is in a good mood, so I get to socks. Her introduction to a strangerhave fun right alongside them.Glitterbug is a fan favorite at the City of Fifes Harvest Festival. 6 |FifeMagazine | Fall/Winter 2019'