2016 Harvest Hootenanny

The 7th Annual Harvest Hootenanny was a great success! 2016’s event brought in 1200 guests to celebrate agriculture and the completion of another successful growing season.

On Saturday, October 8th from 3-8pm we closed down Smith Street, in front of the Urban Farm to serve a large Missouri-grown meal, local beer and wine in the Biergarten, live music, games, a raffle, and hanging out in the garden. The event was kid-friendly, and for the first time in Hootenanny history, guests could pre-purchase tickets online!

A special thanks to our 2016 Business Members and Hootenanny Sponsors!

REMI – Shelter Insurance – Lucky’s Market – Columbia Visitor’s Bureau – Accounting CycleMissouri Foundation for HealthCentral Bank of Boone CountyChance Encounters Photography –  Happy Hollow Farm –  Klunk  – Westlake ACE Hardware  – Linnenbringer FarmsBeyond Meat – Broadway Brewery – St. James Winery  – KBIA – Inside Columbia Magazine – Machens Toyota – Missouri Department of AgricultureTrue Line Title Company – Missouri Employers Mutual Insurance – City of Columbia Water & Light – Dogwood SolarKOPNVodka 360Peaceframe ProductionsFCS Financial

The Meal
The talented Culinary Arts students at the Columbia Area Career Center once again prepared an all-local Missouri-raised meal, this year’s menu included:
*BBQ Chicken- Country Neighbors Farm
*Hamburgers- From local farms
*Pork Bratwurst- Patchwork Family Farms
*Meatless Meat Ball Sandwiches- Beyond Meat
*Cooked Greens- CCUA
*Roasted Sweet Potatoes- CCUA

*Watermelon- Fischer Family Farms
*Apple Crisp- Waverly, MO

Our biergarten offered some great local brews and sips. With a wristband to the biergarten, you get have unfettered access to free drinks from the following sponsors:
*Broadway Brewery
*Logboat Brewing
*St James Winery
*Vodka 360

Musical Performances
*Lisa Rose Jazz Trio
*The Lange & Oakland Middle Schools Choir
*The Daves
*For His Glory Dance Club
*Mercer and Johnson

*Sorry, we don’t allow dogs at the Urban Farm, so please leave your fur babies at home.

Smith Street will be closed between College Avenue and Fay Street during the Harvest Hootenanny, so getting to the Urban Farm may differ from the route you normally take or from how your GPS will navigate you. Look at our map below to see suggested routes to the event and where you can find parking on the day of the Hootenanny.


Read more about the Hootenanny in articles that covered last year’s event:

Columbia Missourian 

Columbia Tribune