the colony & field day : volksfest


The Colony & Field Day invite you to celebrate the autumn harvest
at Volksfest 2013, Friday October 18th – 20th.

A three- day food and spirits gathering to benefit Urban Gleaners

PORTLAND, OR – October 18-20, 2013- The Colony in St. Johns will kick off a 3- Day autumn harvest festival in North Portland the weekend of October 18 to 20th, 2013. The event starts the evening of Friday, October 18th,from 5:00pm – 9:00pm with a Happy Hour Bar featuring Occidental Brewing & Union Wine Co. plus live-music around the Picker’s Bonfire Circle. Stick around and shake off the evening’s chill as DJs lay down beats in The Colony Ballroom until midnight.

Saturday, October 19th, will begin at 11:00 am under the heated Party Place Harvest Tent, with Tastebud’s fresh bagels and warm mulled cider from The Colony Bar. Family Fun is featured mid-day with a Pumpkin Carving Contest starting at 12 noon with judging at 3:00 pm. Fantastic food is the order of the day with Tastebud’s crisp garden salads and famous pizza’s from their wood-fired oven and flame-broiled burgers from the Kuza Burger Kart plus Portland’s favorite, Salt & Straw ice cream, will be scooping from 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

There will be live music Saturday afternoon under the tent’s Hay Bale Stage and on the Colony’s Ballroom Dance Floor throughout the night with sets from 10 bands: Bad Assets, Power of County, The Darlin’ Brothers, Trask River Redemption, The Gam, Damn Family, East Coast Dave, The Redeemed & Sing Sing Kill.

On Sunday, October 20th, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm it’s Field Day Feast’s Griddle Cake & Sausage Breakfast, featuring the Hot Monkey Bloody Mary Bar sponsored by New Deal Distillery. A percentage of bar sales will be going to our friends at Urban Gleaners. Urban Gleaners helps alleviate hunger by collecting edible, surplus food and distributing it to agencies that feed the hungry.

Family Fun continues Sunday from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm with the Scariest Scarecrow Building Contest where imaginations run wild to keep those Halloween ghosts away.

Giving: In the spirit of harvesting the last of the season’s bounty, we are reaching out to the community to bring their excess produce from their gardens (plus any canned goods) to The Colony throughout the weekend to benefit Urban Gleaners.

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