HASTINGS, Neb. -- It's harvest time in Nebraska and for some, family fun activities are the best way to enjoy the season.

The Prairie Loft Center staff invited Hastings and surrounding communities out to their facilities to celebrate 15 years of Harvestfest.

Many activities are offered through the event, all free of charge like interactive music and educational experiences for kids. Also, a new feature this year was the Hastings College glass blowing studio.

Organizers said the festival is a great way to increase agriculture education and outdoor appreciation for all ages.