St. Helena Harvest Festival 2014!

We welcome you to our live website for St Helena Harvest Festival-2014!

October 18th is the date and the day will begin with The Fun Run at 8:30am presented by the Soroptomists followed by The Pet Parade at 10am leading to the Harvest Festival at 11:00am. Mark your calendars now!!

For more information regarding the Harvest Festival please contact Susan Duryea at or leave a voicemail at 968-9652.

We will continue to update this site as more details are confirmed so please come back and visit us in the next few weeks.

We are excited about our new location for this years Harvest Festival!

We will be utilizing Adams street from Kearney to Oak and then a small portion of Oak Street in front of the school. We are also using the front private parking lot off Adams which serves the medical building. The new configuration will bring a fresh look to this popular annual event.!


  • Adams Street, St Helena, CA
  • (707) 968-9652


Fun Run | 8:30AM
Pet Parade | 10AM
Harvest Festival | 11AM-3PM


Adams Street, St. Helena

St. Helena Harvest Festival

St. Helena’s Annual Hometown Harvest Festival (Saturday, October 18, 2014) is a great way to celebrate the end of the harvest season in Napa Valley and experience the beginning of the beautiful fall foliage. The festival starts with the legendary pet parade through downtown St Helena. The festival features live music, food and craft booths, wine pouring stations, a kids carnival, a 5k run and a kids run.

Pet Parade

Pet Parade Information
Saturday, October 18th
Registration begins at 9am @ Corner of Oak/Pine Streets
$3 per human
Rain or Shine

All well behaved pets welcome and Dogs must be on a leash!

Since Lulii Lyman  has taken over the pet parade  last year she’s added some new changes to the event with new mc’s Fire Chief John Sorensen and assistant mc Brian Streblow. With new additions of the new pa system, loaned from the s.h. fire department the sound has been greatly improved~

This year all proceeds will be donated to a local organization “4 paws learning and
wellness center.for info go to

Fun Run/Soroptomists

Date:   Saturday, October 18, 2014

Time: 8:00 a.m. Kid’s Mile Run (11 or younger) 8:30 a.m. 5K Run/Walk

Where:  NEW: Corner of Oak & Hill View, St. Helena – In front of RLS

Why: Enjoy a fun and healthy harvest morning run or walk with friends and family while supporting Soroptimist―the best for women and girls! Join the pet parade and Harvest Festival post 5k wearing your GREAT pumpkin 5k t-shirt! 


Awards and Goodies:  All participants will a receive a T-shirt, Clif or Luna Bar

«  Overall male & female finisher in 5k win a training or treatment from Napa Valley Health Spa

«  Top male & female age division finishers win a $25 gift certificate to Sportago

«  NEW: best costume: win GREAT PUMPKIN in 5k and 1 mile runs

«  All kid (11 & under) finishers will receive a Big Dipper dollar in both 1 mile and 5k

All awards given immediately following race

5k Divisions:  Men & Women’s—12-17,18 -29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

Pre-race day registration fees: (up to Oct 18th—Pick up numbers & t-shirts on race day) Register NOW
«  $13 for Kid’s Mile Run
«  $20 5k Run/Walk

Race day registration fees: (registration starts 7:00 am)
«  $15 for Kids Mile Run
«  $25 5k Run/Walk


Register on or mail form & check to:
St. Helena Fun Run
P.O. Box 1007
St. Helena, CA 94574

Additional information please call: 707-968-0692 

Times will be posted on within 24 hours


Proceeds help to improve the lives of women and girls locally and throughout the world!



We are excited about our location for this years Harvest Festival!
We will be utilizing Adams street from Kearney to Oak and then a small portion of Oak Street in front of the school. We are also using the front private parking lot off Adams which serves the medical building.

  • Adams Street, St Helena, CA
  • (707) 968-9652



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2010 Pet Parade Winners

Carolyn Younger | Posted: Thursday, October 21, 2010 12:00 am

It was the Year of the Dog at the St. Helena Pet Parade Saturday, despite the best efforts of Razz Ma Tazz, a horse from Sunrise Stables; a scorpion named Roxy, a Guinea pig with the dubious name of Bedhead, an elegant white cockatiel, a goat, and Buttercup, Flopsy, Mopsy and Cottontail, all rabbits.

Dogs took wing as bees, caterpillars and ladybugs. Dogs good-naturedly assumed the identities of pirates and princesses and ship captains, children’s book characters, rock stars, pumpkins, harem girls, playing cards, superheroes, chickens, soccer players, flowers and clowns, even sharks and cool cats.

And some were themselves. Two Bernese Mountain dogs and a Newfoundland, who share their home with Pat and Lee Anne Patterson, so impressed the judges with their native attire — the brown and black mountain dogs sported bright white bibs and socks, the Newfoundland a heavy black-brown bear-like fur coat — that they were awarded a Best Looking Animals award.

As usual the judges had their work cut out for them. Perched on the flatbed of Bob Ellsworth’s vintage truck were Wayne Armstrong, Ines Chiarello, Nancy Kelso, Tom Merzon, Marcus Robbins and two four-footed consultants, Sparky and Jasper, watching as 71 entries made their way from Pine to Adams Street and emcee Rebecca Bell, a 13-year Pet Parade veteran.

Taking the place of last year’s grand prize winners, “A Gnome’s Garden,” this year’s Grand Marshals were members of the St. Helena High School cheerleading squad who threw themselves into the task  with energy and free candy.

They were followed by an unexpected addition, the Towne Dandies experimental tumbling clowns featuring Geoff Ellsworth and Eric and Don Mitchell (Eric adjusted the ladder, Don held the sign), some discarded couch cushions, a turquoise ladder, an exercise ball and  blue umbrella.

This demonstration of derring-do soon made way for this year’s parade hopefuls and for an hour judges made notes and conferred with colleagues as one after another entry stood where the red carpet usually is — a chalk circle replaced it this year — and bantered with Bell.

Then it was time for the deliberations. The judges retired to the Carnegie Building and in a record 45 minutes were back with their decision.

The Winners
This year’s Grand Prize winners, and next year’s grand marshals, were the McBrooms’ Pumpkin Patchketeers, a lively collection of beekeepers, bees of all sizes, flowers in pots, and a wheelbarrow-riding pumpkin of impressive size and questionable provenance.

First Prize went to two groups who separately decided on a “Star Wars” theme and joined forces when they came across one another before the parade. These included Wyatt Pitts, 6 (a winner last year), Serena Pitts, 3, as a tuckered out R2D2. A yellow lab named Indiana dressed as a Jawa, and Greg Pitts as Obi-Wan Kenobi. Joining them were Eva Jewel Bowan, 6, as Darth Vadar; Emmet Bowan, 8, a clone trooper; their dog, Willow as Yoda; and friends Thomas Grimes, 7, as Boba Fett, the bounty hunter; and Jasper Henry, 6, as a Jedi Knight.

“It was so much fun,” said Greg  Pitts. “It was a last-minute thing. We came back and couldn’t believe we had won, we had so much fun. There was only one ribbon for all those kids so we ordered more ribbons.”

Second place winners were Captain Cinco and his St. Helena Sweethearts. The nautical theme included Cinco, a miniature fox terrier mix gazing out from a ship’s “wheelhouse” and his “sweethearts,” Sofia Pastrana, 12, a friend, Cynthia Palmer and a Papillon named Emma. Pastrana, who came up with the idea, is a pet parade regular and occasional prize winner. “But it’s not really about the prizes,” she said. “It’s just for the fun of it.”

“Alice in Wonderland,” which walked off with third prize, was a joint effort that involved Julia Crane Capener, her 9-year-old daughter, Grace, as Alice; Lily, a Chihuahua as the Three of Hearts; Skye Hollister, 5, as the Queen of Hearts; Brooke Hollister, 10, as the Mad Hatter; Alexa Hollister, 7, as the White Rabbit; and a Lab named Casey who was turned into the Cheshire Lab by the judicious application of purple stripes. Not resting on their laurels, the group is already planning for next year’s parade.

The group prize went to “Cousins Gone Fishing,” with real-life cousins Beatrice Berlin, 4; Clementine Berlin, 5; Ewan and Peter Oliver, and “Aunt Lily” Berlin, hoisting bamboo fishing poles made by John Berlin and accompanied by fishing expedition companions, two dachshunds and a miniature King Charles Spaniel.

The talented St. Helena High School student Rayne Mason was behind the creation of the Werewolf who appeared with a dog catcher (her dad, Mark Jones), a scorpion named Roxy; the scorpion handler, her mom, Kelly Jones, and a friend, Katherine McKinzie. Mason made the costume with it’s realistic teeth, which she carved. Her creativity earned her an Unusual Pet Award. Still to come, a mechanism to motorize the snout.

The Max Award for an older or disabled pet was awarded to Roger, an 8-year-old fawn-colored greyhound with three legs rescued by Steve and Catherine Prevost of Calistoga. Roger, who’s a little clumsy and doesn’t get out much, according to Prevost, donned a little pirate hat and sword for his trek from Pine to Adams. “He was a little nervous but his costume stayed on.”

Saturday’s pet parade draws a crowd

Everything old was new again at the 20th annual pet parade Saturday.

Replacing the irrepressible Rebecca Bell and a tradition of 15 years was the equally irrepressible St. Helena Fire Chief John Sorensen as master of ceremonies with his fire department sidekick, Capt. Brian Streblow.

Together they directed the wolves, princesses, hula dancers, clowns, brides, surfer dudes, pirates, marine life, angels, devils, oreo cows, mariachi musicians, cats, storybook characters, Girl Scouts, tents, sleeping bags, spiders and skeletons, a headless horseman and an impatient hospital patient — as well as their humans — to the judges’ stand, a vintage Chevy farm truck newly painted and updated by owner Bob Ellsworth.

Veteran judges Tom Merzon and Ines Chiarello and newcomers Cathy Buck, John Helfrick and Marcia Roman, notes in hand, kept tabs on the more than 45 entries.

Sorensen was almost undone by one of the contestants, not the fierce wolf as tall as a St. Helena teenager but its companion, a handsome reptile parading as itself, a blue-tailed skink.

Half an hour after the last contestant stepped up to the orange X, and the last canine checked out the ghostly fragrances of doggy treats past, the judges were back with their decisions.

Grand Prize went to “Alice in Animal Land,” a family endeavor that included Napa teacher Tom MacIntyre as the Mad Hatter, 13-year-old Anna MacIntyre as Alice carrying Bunny as the White Rabbit, brother Dylan MacIntyre as either Tweedle Dee or Tweedle Dum, Cody the black Lab as the Ace of Hearts, and Linda MacIntyre as the Red Queen. The family cat, Livi, spent the long walk from Pine to Adams Street trying hard to produce a Cheshire Cat smile.

The entry won an impressive ribbon, a $50 gift certificate from Fideaux and the right to lead next year’s parade as grand marshals.

Nailing down first prize was the “S.S. Emily,” a lobster boat with a 3-year-old shih tzu named Emily sporting a bright red lobster costume, a detail that didn’t escape Sorensen, a chef noted for lobster boil. The “lobster”‘ was accompanied by “lobstermen,” Clare-Elyse Vondra, nearly 9, and a school chum, Andreae Tobon. “It was an enormous surprise,” said Lisa O’Connor Vondra. “Clare-Elyse was just beside herself.” But the youngster didn’t forget Emily. The first stop was Fideaux where part of the $30 gift certificate went for a squeaky toy.

The Henkel family, most of them experienced pet paraders, earned second prize for their “Skelladoodles” theme — 8-year-old Maisy, a standard poodle, was half skeleton, half poodle, as were Rain Henkel, 3, who came up with the idea, and River Henkel, 5. One-year-olds Sky and Scarlet were pulled in a wagon by mom, Kellie Henkel. The boys are already scheming for the next year, she said.

Lola, a blue and gold macaw put on a show for everyone except the judges, but that didn’t stop her fellow pirates, Tracee Oles Beebe, Kathy Oles, and tiny canines Tazo and Fiona from stealing away with third prize.

The clank of water bottles announced the arrival 42 Girl Scouts, 10 adults, and nine canines doing what they do best, “Going Camping.” The girls represented six troops in the Upper Valley Service Unit which includes St. Helena, Calistoga and Angwin. Inventive canines wore backpacks and life jackets and tents. One sported an impressive array of badges. They were awarded the Group Prize and a $50 gift certificate from Pennyweight.

Judy Pohlers’ 15-year-old rescue dog Annie, arrayed as a black widow spider, earned the Yates family’s Max Award for an old or disabled pet. The good-natured Welsh Springer Spaniel didn’t have to wait long to sample some of the goodies in the shopping bag donated by Fideaux.

But it was a tiny black French bulldog named Cozzy who buzzed off with the Judges Choice Award and prizes from Advanced Lighting Systems for portraying a bee in the “Bee and the Beekeeper” entry with a human friend named Ritzie. Cozzy captivated one and all by doing a trick not usually associated with bees — sitting.

October 25, 2012 12:00 am  •  Carolyn Younger