Cannon Beach Library’s annual Fall Festival is slated for Saturday, Sep. 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Cannon Beach Library. Handmade items and baked goods are being collected for the event.
“The library has had a fall fundraiser for many years,” Phyllis Bert, president of the library board, said. “It was called a Harvest Festival and consisted of a bake sale, a craft sale, and the sale of pre-owned treasured donated by library supporters.”
Five years ago, the library changed the event to its current format. They changed the name to the Fall Festival, stopped the sale of pre-owned treasures, added the silent auction for hotel stays, and the drawings for gift certificates donated by local merchants.
There will be delicious baked goods and homemade craft items for sale. From Sep. 2-28, there will be a drawing for gift certificates from 50 local businesses and a silent auction for local hotel stays. Winners will be selected at 4 p.m. on the day of the festival. Ticket holders don’t have to be present to win. Restaurants, bakeries, pubs, local stores, and the Coaster Theatre are among participating businesses.
Handmade items collected so far include lap quilts, table runners and napkins, throw pillow covers, bead bracelets and knit bunnies, in honor of the town’s growing bunny population. Baked goods will include fudge, pies, mini-pies, cakes, scones, and cookies. Anyone wishing to contribute handmade items can bring them to the library during the library’s open hours through Sep. 27. Baked goods should be brought to the library on Friday, Sep. 27.
In addition to local goods for sale, a silent auction for Cannon Beach hotel stays will also be held. Participating hotels include Lands End, Tolovana Inn, Hallmark, Ocean Lodge, and Surfsand Resort. The auction begins Sep. 2 and runs through Sep. 28 at the library.
The library is open from noon to 5 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays; noon to 6 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. Displays are currently being organized and the crafts and sewing projects should be delivered to the library as soon as possible.
Tickets are available at the Cannon Beach Library during regular hours all through September. Tickets are $1 per ticket, $5 for six tickets, and $20 for 24 tickets.
Proceeds from the Fall Festival will support the library, which has been a nonprofit library since its opening in 1927.