Is Everett Cemetery Right Place For “Harvest Festival???”

October 10, 2015

Events in Everett, Everett

It seems there could be many meanings when you advertise a “Harvest Festival” in a cemetery. Throw in a bouncy house and petting zoo and Evergreen Cemetery on Broadway in Everett makes the MyEverettNews.com list for tackiest fall event in Everett.

Cemetery festival

Really? Evergreen Cemetery, Really?


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9 Responses to “Is Everett Cemetery Right Place For “Harvest Festival???””

  1. Terri Lackor Says:

    I don’t think is a bad idea at all. It s in the parking lot not near graves and grave yards are suppose to spooky on Halloween. One Marysville Funeral Home has been doing something like this for years. Most of my family members are buried there and Im sure they could care less who has an event for children or a reenactment. I do have a problem however with homeless and drug users in the cemetery. They leave needles and human waste behind.

  2. Robert Says:

    Please, there’s always a ton of homeless people sleeping in the cemetery and people getting high at Rucker’s tomb. The Harvest festival is the least of their worries.

  3. Anonymous Says:

    My opinion is that this is disrespectful to the purpose of the property. If the owners are trying to broaden their sources of revenue, they should do so at a different location. A cemetery is a place of dignified remembrance of those who came before us. The owners should not sell plots for this purpose and then hawk cheesy events and wares on the land that remains to them.

  4. Judy Says:

    This is terrible! My grandparents, mother, great uncles and aunts are buried in the old part of the cemetery. Is the cemetery getting paid for this?

  5. amber Says:

    anyone disagreeing has never been to their event, it is stationed in the front building. not over Graves or throughout the cemetery. It’s a wonderful small event for children.

  6. meTremblingEagle Says:

    Life is for the living.

  7. Jessica Binev Says:

    But a Sausage Fest held jointly by THREE places of worship (aka churches) where attention should be given to Heavenly Father isn’t tacky? Bullshit.

    Why not celebrate near a cemetery? I think my deceased loved ones wouldn’t have a harvest festival held near their graves. Hell, my Nana and Grandpa Jess purchased plots at Evergreen Washelli, where the thrn-unused land was turned into a baseball field that their son used to play at.

    • Jessica Binev Says:

      Ugh. I really should proofread BEFORE submitting comments. I meant to say that I don’t think my loved ones would mind having a harvest festival (or any festival, really) held where they’re burried.

  8. Eleanore Says:

    Grandma and Grandpa are buried there as well as other family members somehow I don’t think this is the place for a festival! ugh what are they thinking?