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Crowds enjoy Jefferson City festivals

Crowds enjoy Jefferson City festivals

Multicultural Fall Festival, HarvestFest hit downtown

October 21st, 2012 in News

Kennedy Steinmetz, right, reaches as far as she can while trying to pet one of the wild turkeys on display on the Governor's Mansion grounds during Saturday's Harvest Fest in Jefferson City.

Photo by Kris Wilson

A large pumpkin looked down on High Street and hundreds, if not thousands, of people made crafts and toured the Governor's Mansion.

The 11th annual Multicultural Fall Festival hosted by the Multicultural Forum filled the streets of downtown Jefferson City as people browsed the 60-plus vendor booths, dined on a variety of ethnic foods, watched dance groups and listened to bands.

Less than a block away, the annual HarvestFest encouraged children to wear Halloween costumes, tour the first floor of the Governor's Mansion and complete craft projects on-site.

Though it was not their first tour of ....