Harrison Oktoberfest marks 10 years

An event that has grown every year since its inception will mark a decade. The 10th Annual Harrison Oktoberfest is next month. It will be from 1 to 7 p.m. Oct. 7 at Harrison City Park. It is sponsored by the Harrison Chamber of Commerce and draws people from all over the area, including Canada and Spokane. Teri Riberich has spearheaded the event every year.   The purpose of the event is to bring people into Harrison and bring the community […]

Oktoberfest Returns to Harrison Saturday

The 8th Annual Oktoberfest is Saturday, Oct. 3, in Harrison, rain or shine. The event is from 1 to 7 p.m. in city park and offers activities for adults and children. Teri Riberich has organized the event for the past eight years and said it continues to grow. “The historic and quaint backdrop of downtown Harrison and the natural beauty of Lake Coeur d’Alene make for the idyllic Oktoberfest setting,” she said. This year, six local breweries will attend. They […]

Lots to do this Weekend

UpRiver Celebrates Saturday Current and past residents of the UpRiver area are invited to gather for an annual celebration Saturday. Pioneer Day, organized by community volunteers, is a celebration of the area’s rich history and includes fundraising activities to support current and future community groups and projects. This year’s events will include a community breakfast, parade, bake sale, watermelon eating contest, bingo, horseshoe and softball tournaments and children’s activities. New to the lineup is a three-mile fun run to take […]

Loads of Events Coming

There are a lot of events planned in the coming weeks to keep you and your family busy. So if you need something to do this summer, check out what the area has to offer. » St. Maries St. Maries Fly-In and Pancake Breakfast Once again, pilots from around the region and their airplanes will land in St. Maries July 18 as part of the annual St. Maries Fly-In. Forty to 60 planes have attended the in the past. Breakfast will […]

Summer’s Here – and We’re Ready

I’m not the type of person to mention things more than once. But when it comes to summertime in Harrison, you can expect to hear me talking about it …. well, all summer long … starting with tomorrow’s annual Pig out in the Park celebration. The craft and trade show is from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the meal will be served at 11:30 a.m. And from then until the unofficial end of summer over Labor Day weekend, live […]

Harrison Celebrates Saturday

Harrison’s Annual Pig-Out-in-the-Park and Craft and Trade Fair is June 13. The Harrison Chamber of Commerce sponsors this event annually to raise funds to help beautify the Harrison City Park and provide fireworks to the community on the Fourth of July. The park is lined with beautiful flower baskets and the weekly concerts in the park bring live music to entertain those who visit Harrison on Saturdays. The Craft and Trade show is from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Vendors […]

Start of the Season

The snow hit at the perfect time. As we plan to kick off the holiday season with Christmas in St. Maries and Harrison’s Winterfest celebrations Saturday,  the BetterCARE Christmas gala Sunday and the Church of the Nazarene’s community Christmas dinner Monday, the snow our area received overnight serves as the perfect backdrop to the season’s opening events. And it all starts Saturday in St. Maries. The annual Christmas in St. Maries event is from 1 to 5 p.m. and includes the Stroll on Main, […]


Celebrate the season of fall in Harrison this weekend. The annual Oktoberfest is from 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at Harrison City Park. Organizer Teri Riberich says the event continues to be a success. Last year, more than 700 glasses were sold and more than 1,500 people attended the event. “The weather is supposed to be decent,” she said. “Fall is a good time of year. It’s one of my favorite seasons here.” This will be the seventh […]

Oktoberfest Returns October 4

The 7th Annual Oktoberfest in Harrison will be from 1 to 7 p.m. Oct. 4 in Harrison City Park and, as in year’s past, participants can expect a a small, lake-town’s twist on a popular event. Harrison City Park is tucked neatly on the hillside overlooking Lake Coeur d’Alene, and is a prime location for something festive nearly every season. But the annual Oktoberfest celebration might be its finest. Organizers offer something for everyone, creating a family-friendly event. This year’s […]

Annual Pig-Out in the Park Saturday

Harrison’s Annual Pig-Out-in-the-Park and Craft and Trade Fair is June 14. This is a big fundraiser for the Harrison Chamber of Commerce. All profits from the event will help pay for the Fourth of July fireworks, flowers for the park and the weekly concerts in the park. The craft and trade show is from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The meal will be served at 11:30 a.m. and continues until everyone is full or they run out of meat. If […]