OAKLEY -- Speed-eating pie and pumpkin contests are among the activities featured at Oakley's annual Harvest Festival this month.

The free, city-sponsored event will be noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 20 in the plaza at City Hall, 3231 Main St.

The fun also will include games, music, and a costume parade in which all participants receive a bag of goodies. A separate parade will be held for dogs dressed up by their owners; canines each will get -- what else? -- a doggy bag.

In addition, children can have their face painted, dabble in arts and crafts, and play on a giant slide.

Those who want to enter the pumpkin contest should bring a gourd they've already carved or decorated.

For the times of events and more information, call 925-625-7044 or email Coelho@ci.oakley.ca.us.

Contact Rowena Coetsee at 925-779-7141.