SCHOOL COMMUNITY - Harvest Festival

Every year the Loxton North School hosts the Riverland Harvest Festival, a celebration of the end of the grape harvest in the region.  This unique event is the largest and longest running harvest celebration in the region, and features “The Great Stomp” which sees teams of three competing to crush grapes in a barrel by stomping on them in the traditional (barefoot) manner and be the first team to fill a flagon with juice.  Prize money, sponsored by local businesses, is provided for the Senior Stomp and Junior Stomp.

A vast array of food and drinks are available at the harvest festival, along with plenty of amusements for the children.  The festival is a pleasant night to meet with friends and catch up, with people travelling from all over the Riverland to attend.

The school receives tremendous and long standing support from Loxton and Riverland businesses and community, and dedicated input from the whole school community to give it the renown reputation that it has across the state.

The Harvest Festival has been nominated for an SA Great Regional Award in the Tourism section and in 2018 it will celebrate its 30th year. 

 

Sponsors of the 2017 Harvest Festival:

Major Sponsor - Select Harvests

Senior Stomp Sponsor - Loxton North Sports Club

Junior Stomp Sponsor - Schleins Quarries

Raffle Sponsors - Pike River Luxury Villas, Wilkadene Woolshed Brewery, Canoe the Riverland, Canon Australia, Riverland Floor Centre, JC Irving & Co

Thank you to all other sponsors of our 2017 event which raised $9,000 for our school.