STEHEKIN — The annual Buckner Homestead Harvest Fest will be held this weekend, although event times and venues could change due Tuesday’s government shutdown and closure of the North Cascades National Park.
Festival organizers said Tuesday that if the shutdown continues, then most events at the festival — set for Friday, Saturday and Sunday — will be moved to the Stehekin School. Original venues, including Golden West Lodge and the Buckner Orchard historic site, are closed due to the shutdown.
Rescheduled events include the Stehekin Valley Music concert at 7 p.m. Friday, the cider pressing at 11 a.m. Saturday and the community potluck at 1 p.m. Saturday.
Stehekin’s North Cascades Lodge is closed due to the government shutdown. Also, the bus that runs upriver has been discontinued, although the bakery, Stehekin Valley Ranch and other businesses on the route remain open.