Idaho Business News
This section deals mainly with Mountain Home business but I also expand my horizons and cover news from Boise or other areas of Idaho. Business news items I like to cover are store openings, closings and opinions.
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Addie enjoyed Halloween 2013. Thanks to all the parents and children who came by, got some treats and petted my knuckle-headed dog. She loved it!
Hopefully we'll see you next year.
I parked in downtown Mountain Home around 12:15PM or about 2 hours after the Harvest Festival kicked-off. The crowds didn't appear to be as big as last year but what would they expect without any true local promotion on the internet?
Address: 310 E 2nd N St, Mountain Home, ID 83647
I walked all the streets where booths and vendors were set up. Maybe it was the cool weather or maybe no one knew about the 2013 Harvest Festival but there were very few booths and vendors this year. Really disappointing for me as I enjoy all these entrepreneurs selling their stuff.
Food is one of those things people look forward to when going to any festival but when it's a "harvest festival", I envision foods of all kinds, especially with a local flavor. But that wasn't the case at this festival...Food vendors were scarce. Obviously not the organizers fault but you'd think local restaurants would make an strong showing. And where was that "Dinner for a Farmer" event anyway?
I complained the City of Mountain Home didn't promote the October 5th 2013 Fall Harvest Festival in my previous post. So I decided someone should care enough to review this event...an event I reviewed back in 2010 at this link:
Festival Food: 1 Star
Festival Entertainment: 4 Stars
Festival Booths or Vendors: 2 Stars
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Brian Bateman Blend Band plays event in Mountain Home Idaho
See the video taken and produced by "The Bondyweb" from this concert at http://youtu.be/5_7cyABDVzs
A Little Ditty About It
The concert was held in the usual spot at Carl Miller Park right off American Legion Blvd. We got lucky there was a break in the weather as the days leading up to this event were extremely hot and smoky. And Friday afternoon gave us a light refreshing off and on rain that kept temperatures in the "great for a concert range".
The Brian Bateman Blend Band played some very good music. It was a little harder rock music than I've come to expect from these "Concerts in the Park" and for me that's a good thing. The eclectic crowd of about 300 or so folks seemed to really enjoy the music.
About the only thing I was disappointed about was the "local business booths". Usually a bunch of local businesses set up shop in the back part of the park offering food, drinks and cool and unusual local products. Instead only 2 businesses showed up…Common Ground and the Snowcone People.
Hear More, See More and Support Them
The Brian Bateman Blend played their heart out for us. I don't think they got paid for this so if would like to "give back" consider buying some music from them. Find out more about this band and how to get your very own copy of at:
Next Concert is Soon
I'm sure the marketing folks in Mountain Home and Elmore County will get the word out on the next concert. Find them on the web somewhere but I do know The Sweetback Sisters will be playing soon.
See their website at: http://www.thesweetbacksisters.com/
This "blog post" dedicated to the friendly and forward thinking folks in Fairfield, Idaho
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