Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV )
The 35th Annual Harvest Time Festival is underway at CSI.
The Harvest Time Festival has been a staple of CSI for over three decades.
This year the student run event is expecting its biggest attendance yet.
Says Johnny Cox, President of CSI DECA, "It's different this year because we've added more booths and we're at capacity. We have about 215 vendors this year; we have everything from hair bows to furniture that people have made, recycle products.”
Last year's festival saw around 13,000 visitors.
And this year has been just as busy with shoppers looking for items of all kinds.
Says young shopper Abigail Niska,"I walked around and looked at all the cool stuff."
A man who goes by the name “T”, visiting from Philadelphia, adds, "I came here to visit my friends and just have a good time. I bought a chalkboard and some peanuts."
Irene Johnson, one of the vendors, notes, "We have a lot of fun. We come every year and have a really awesome time. It's awesome, I'm about sold out already.”
The event charges 2 dollars per person, with the money benefiting the DECA club in national competitions.
Cox notes, "Last year we went to Anaheim, California. This coming spring we're going to be traveling to Washington, D.C."
Helping CSI students see their hard work pay off.