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Old 5 Mile House’s Harvest Festival 2010 marks 1-year anniversary

The Old 5 Mile House will celebrate reaching the one year mark in bringing the old 1890 stagecoach stop back to life at a free event from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16.

Harvest Festival 2010 will take place out on the back lawn. Activities for children will include scarecrow dressing relay races (scarecrows courtesy of Sunsmile Farms), “Pumpkin Bocce Ball” (on their new bocce ball court) and face painting. Free hot spiced apple cider and treats will also be offered.

Adults and children alike can sit at tables or on hay bales and enjoy the music of Buck Love & The Humperheads, featuring Mikail Graham – vocals and guitars, Paul Kamm – vocals and guitars, Tom MacDonald – vocals, guitar, percussion, Bill Smart – vocals and bass and Mark Yedinak – drums, electronic percussion. Their music is a melting pot of R&B, soul, funk, Southern rock & reggae, folk, jazz, world beat and jam band style party music.

Professional face painting by Sierra Mohr of Cheek Thrills will be provided free from 4 to 5 p.m. Buck Love & The Humperheads will start playing soon thereafter.

The new bocce ball court will also be open for adults to enjoy when the pumpkin bowling is done. Food and beverages will be available to enjoy on the lawn, on the patio, in the stagecoach lounge and in the restaurant’s three other dining rooms.

The regular menu of Roadhouse food from around the world will be available as well as the German specials featured in October. The kitchen serves dinner till 9 p.m. In addition to the selection of beers and ales on tap, the Old 5 Mile House will also be pouring Spaten Oktoberfest, the most popular beer served in Bavaria at the real Oktoberfest.

“Fall is so beautiful up here in the foothills. It’s a great time to enjoy the outdoors,” says Robert Smith, the owner of the Old 5 Mile House since October 2009. “The weatherperson is predicting a warm sunny day in the 70’s, but you might want to bring a light something for the evening.”

For more information, call (530) 265-5155 or visit TheOld5MileHouse.com.

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