Piedmont's favorite community party — the 2013 Harvest Festival: One of the year's don't-miss local events, the festival returns with lots of traditional favorites: a carnival, live jazz, scarecrows, lemonade from Piedmont-grown fruit. At the edibles contest, check out Piedmonters' marmalade, fruit butter, biggest pumpkin, flavored butter and not-quite-edible bug hotels. Festival details are here. This year also features a public safety mini-fair with adoptable dogs from The Milo Foundation. Sunday, Sept. 29, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Piedmont Park.