Well that was fun. Thank you Butzy for hosting it. Always, the entries are fantastic and choosing a winner of winners is a challenge on its own. Butzy, I would like to know how you do that bread? I would like to try it. Thank you all for participating. In my part of the world, it is fall and we are harvesting the last of the seasons crops. In addition to this, we are preserving for our winter pantries. I know that harvest time is different times of the year for different parts of the world. That is why this is Harvest Festivals and not fall festivals. Here Thanksgiving is the national festival but there are local festivals all over the country as there are Harvest Festivals all over the world. The diversity of culture and foods on this website intrigues me. I have some tomatoes left and will use the tomatoes, peppers, onions, vinegar, sugar, and spices to “put up” some chili sauce for those dried beans on a cold winter day. Below I have listed some festivals from around the world. Maybe I should go to the Sweet potato festival or the Oyster Shucking festival or the Rice festival. So many choices. The State Fair has all kinds of preserved foods. Now for this months challenge: create a dish or meal representative of a Harvest Festival. It can be any ingredients, sweet or savory. Also, you can show how to preserve something for later use. If earlier in the year you preserved something you may use it in your dish. Spring berries dried, frozen, or canned would be and example. Cured meats and seafood would be another example. Good luck and Good Cooking. New Yam Festival (Iwa ji): celebrated by the Igbo of Nigeria Chuseok: Korea Onam and Vishu: agricultural festivals celebrated by Malayali people in Kerala, Chhattisgarh and other places Pahiyás: Lucban, Philippines Sukkot: Jewish harvest festival lasting eight days in the autumn, in which time is spent in tabernacles or booths · Bénichon: celebrated (usually by a huge seven-course menu) in Catholic parts of the French-speaking Switzerland; a combined harvest festival, thanksgiving and Rindya (the day when the animals are brought back from the high altitude pastures in the Alps and when all villagers are also therefore back); see fr:Bénichon Harvest festival: United Kingdom · Oktoberfest: Germany Thanksgiving: United States; fourth Thursday in November Crop Over: Barbados Annual Harvest Festival: Prosser, Washington; 4th full weekend in September Fiesta Nacional de la Vendimia: Argentina Guide lines copied from another month - The challenge begins on the 1st of every month and the last entry must be made by the last day of the month. - You may post multiple entries. - All entries must be cooked during the month of the challenge. - If you use a documented recipe, please cite your source. - Entries should include the name of your dish and a picture of the final product. Sharing personal recipes and pictures of the process are not mandatory but extremely helpful. - The winner is chosen by the person who posted the challenge, and is announced after the last day of submissions. The decision is final and falls entirely at the discretion of the challenger. - Submitting an entry makes you eligible to win. If you do not wish to be considered for the win you may still participate in the challenge, but make your wishes known to the challenger. The winner’s bounty includes praise, virtual high-fives, and the responsibility of posting the next month’s challenge. That entails choosing a theme, posting a Challenge thread that includes the guidelines, checking in on the submissions regularly during the month, and promptly choosing a winner at the end of the challenge.