Starting off the first weekend in June are two local outdoor festivals (one more local than the other).
The Strawberry Festival at New Goshenhoppen Park, 3rd Street, Red Hill takes place from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 4th, 2016. There will be food, fun, crafts, and live music ending with the Red Hill Band playing under the bandshell from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
The “New Item” Auction will still start the day at 10:00 a.m.; the Variety Show will now begin at 1:00 p.m. this year. Our children and youth show off their many talents on the stage at the bandshell –and maybe some will even do a “Lip Sync Challenge!” A Moon Bounce for children will still be available most of the day from 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. There will also be Face Painting and a Petting Zoo as usual, BUT instead of the Dunk Tank, we are hoping to have a new type of game. The planning committee is looking at a possible basketball free throw shoot, or maybe a Skee Ball game, or maybe even a photo booth, who knows?!
Juli Kells Dancers will perform at 1:45 p.m. Then at 3:00 p.m. we plan to have a new band play live music on the stage. This band plays Christian music, folk music, rock music –so something for everyone! For the end of the day, we will once again enjoy having the Red Hill Band play from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
A little further up the road, also this Saturday, June 4th, in Lower Saucon Township is the Saucon Creek Arts Festival featuring over 50 juried artists, and several local musicians; Jason Hahn (10 a.m.), The Dulcimer Boys ( 11 a.m.), 99 Strings (noon), children’s musician Dave Fry (1 p.m.), Ed Saultz (2 p.m.), Mike Holiday (3 p.m.) and Piper’s Request (4 p.m.). The event will be held rain or shine at Heller Homestead, 1890-92 Friedensville Road (Water Street), Lower Saucon Township, Bethlehem, PA. Food and guided tours of historic grounds also available.