Big show: Monster trucks, entertainment descends on Sublimity Harvest Festival

September, 2018 Posted in News, Other

King Krunch – SHF Pictures, IngallsBy Mary Owen

Monster trucks are coming to the 46th annual Sublimity Harvest Festival this month.

“There are always new trucks, tractors and ATVs in each of the pulls, and this year we have a couple of new ones – Brandon and Jake Gallie driving Wicked Strong and Tmaxx driven by David Tucker ,” promoter Scott Ingalls said. “We also have Eric Swanson driving Obsessed, Darron Basl in Tantrum, and Dillen Finley, King Krunch.”

Presented by Power Chevrolet, the festival takes place Sept. 7-9 at the Sublimity Harvest Festival Grounds, complete with food booths and commercial vendors.

“Favorites are always the monster trucks and the modified tractors and trucks with their multi-engines and lots of noise,” Ingalls said. “There are always after-race autograph parties on the tracks with the monster trucks and modified vehicles. The highlight each night and on Sunday afternoon is always the monster truck shows.”

Ingalls said the event grows in attendance each year with near standing-room-only on Saturday night, but a set of new bleachers will provide more seating room.

Gates open at 5 p.m. on Friday, with light entertainment and live music by Showdown, a high-energy, honky-tonk band playing classic gold numbers with just a hint of southern rock and blues.

The pulling competition begins at 7 p.m. followed by the ever-popular monster trucks. Pull events include ATVs, horse, tractor and truck. Friday’s events are sponsored by Sunbelt Rentals.

Saturday’s action begins with the 40th annual Sublimity Harvest Festival Road Run and Walk at 9 a.m. at Sublimity Elementary School followed by the parade, starting at 11 a.m. at Sublimity Middle School. Gates at the festival grounds open at noon and light entertainment for all ages runs until 6 p.m. The Scotty Dan Band will be on stage 3 to 6 p.m. and the pulling competition begins at 1 p.m. followed by monster trucks.

Entertainment in the Coors Light Tent will be for ages 21 and older only from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. with live music by the Kelsey Bales Band. Saturday’s events are sponsored by Peterson CAT.

Sunday kicks off with the annual Santiam Hospital Auxiliary Harvest Festival breakfast, featuring pancakes, eggs, sausage, coffee, milk and juice. Cost is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors 60+, $4 for kids 5-10, and free for kids 4 and under. The breakfast is 7 a.m. to noon at the Sublimity Fire Hall. Proceeds help fund the Auxiliary Medical Scholarship Program and purchase needed items for the hospital. For information, call 503-749-2910.

Sunday’s entertainment will be provided by Tony Lundervold in the Coors Light Entertainment Tent. Also on the schedule are ATV pulls, 10 a.m.; horse pulls, 11 a.m.; tractor pulls, 1 p.m.; and ending with monster trucks at 3 p.m. The festival closes at 6 p.m. Sunday’s event sponsor is Papé Machinery. A full list of sponsors can be found on the Harvest Festival website.

Opening times for the KidZone, complete with a variety of inflatable slides and obstacle courses, are 5 p.m. Friday, noon Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday. Kids can have fun in the water attractions and with the KidZone zip line. Tickets are $1 each. KidZone sponsors are Stettler Supply Co. and Emery & Sons Construction Group.

All events are general admission, and tickets are: Friday, $15 for adults, $8 for seniors, and $5 for children 6-12;  Saturday, $20 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for children 6-12; and Sunday, $12 for adults, $5 for seniors, and $5 for children 6-12. Children 5 and under are free.

“Kids can come in the Coors Light Entertainment Tent on Sunday afternoon to see all the folks participating in Cause Day,” Ingalls said. “This is another opportunity of local nonprofits to showcase their cause and share their story.”

Advanced tickets are available until Sept. 6 at Wilco farm stores. Military discounts are available at the gate. Parking is $5 per vehicle. Shuttle service to and from the festival grounds will be available at the Sublimity Fire Hall and the Wilco/Safeway and Roth’s parking lots in Stayton. Shuttles will arrive at the festival on the half-hour and depart 50 minutes past the hour every hour until the final shuttle leaves the Festival grounds at 12:50 p.m. Friday, 1:10 a.m. Sunday morning, and 6:50 p.m. Sunday evening. A full schedule is on the website.

For information, call 503-769-3579, visit, or follow along on Facebook for up-to-date information.

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