West Seattle Junction Harvest Festival 2014, report #3: Behind the scenes; behind the masks …

(PREVIOUS REPORTS: #1, as-it-happened coverage; #2, Chili Challenge succe$$)

Just call that West Seattle Junction Harvest Festival-goer “Fire.” As for the next scene – how about “dog meets pumpkin”:

Take a minute and see 13 more views from the festival!

The radio was NOT a costume prop: During the festival’s costume parade, young amateur-radio operators worked the sidelines to communicate conditions and help ensure safety:

And they succeeded – another great parade with the West Seattle High School Band and Cheerleaders leading costumed paraders around the festival grounds:

The radio ops were a mini-version of what takes place behind the scenes at the West Seattle Grand Parade every summer. The weather for that, of course, is usually a lot warmer. Sunday was brisk enough to get some into a Christmasy mood.

For others, Halloween spookiness prevailed.

And an air of mystery.

Yes, “Scully” and the young alien were accompanied by “Mulder” … we just didn’t catch him on camera. More companion costuming:

Also clad in red, West Seattle Hi-Yu Festival royalty:

We’re told, by the way, that Hi-Yu is moving its monthly 7 pm first Monday meetings to Admiral Congregational Church, and more volunteers are very welcome – join them there at 7 pm November 3rd. Meantime, a superhero sighting:

That’s a Seahawks superfan, whose photo was texted to us – thanks! Along with costumes on parade, the festival included games like the Westside School (WSB sponsor) wheel:

Emerald Water Anglers gave kids the chance to cast a line:

Two more photos from our Instagram feed:

Despite occasionally stormy weather and a down-to-the-wire Seahawks game, the festival was well-attended and smiles abounded.

3 Replies to "West Seattle Junction Harvest Festival 2014, report #3: Behind the scenes; behind the masks ..."

  • miws October 27, 2014 (7:38 am)

    Hmmmmm…. looks like someone had just sampled some of the chili? ;-)



  • Fire's Mom October 27, 2014 (10:40 am)

    Thanks for the coverage and photos, WSB!

  • DFW October 27, 2014 (6:45 pm)

    These photos are grat.

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