Event organizers have hit on a great formula, said Wolgemuth, a co-organizer with Donna Bloom: good food, entertainment and activities for all ages. In addition, all proceeds go back to Stewartstown-area nonprofit groups.
Attendance "more than doubled in our third year," Wolgemuth said. "It was that well attended. And this year it's even bigger than the last. And the support for the community has really been amazing."
The Lions and Lioness clubs and HARP (Hopewell Area Rec and Parks) are co-sponsoring the nonprofit festival. The day of activities kicks off with breakfast sponsored by the Stewartstown Presbyterian Church from 7 to 10:30 a.m.
The arts and crafts portion of the festival goes on all day and includes a chainsaw artist, stained glass art, pottery, jewelry, painted gourds, handcrafted wooden instruments, alpaca wool spinning, paintings and portraits.
"The really cool thing is it really is a fine arts and crafts show," Wolgemuth said.
But kids will find plenty to do as well. Fire engine rides are planned from
9 a.m. to noon, a live dance performance by MGM dance studio will take place at
11 a.m., and a fire safety demonstration follows at noon.
A gymnastics performance by the Hot Shots is slated for 12:30 p.m. and the Baltimore Ravens mascot will meet and greet attendees from 1 to 2 p.m.
"We have really cool kids' activities," Wolgemuth said.
The live music lineup starts at 8 a.m. with Frostbite, a kid's band that will play until 10 a.m. It will be followed by Ellis Woodward (a guitarist) from
10 a.m. to noon, Blynd Ambition from noon to 4 p.m. BlackJacks, another kid's band, will play 10 songs at 1:30 p.m.
A variety of foods will be made and sold by various community groups, including the Lions Club chicken barbecue and pit beef, as well as turkey and ham sandwiches.
To pre-order a Lions Club chicken barbecue, call 717-993-5900.
- JOHN HILTON,
If you go
WHAT: Stewartstown Fall Fest
WHEN: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday
WHERE: Stewartstown Community Fairgrounds, 16 College Ave., Stewartstown
DETAILS: Visit Stfallfestival.com