In case the sun comes out, or if it just stops raining, there are some outdoor festivals and fairs are on the calendar for this weekend.
Right here in Pennsburg, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church (81 Main Street), is hosting a Fall Festival on their front lawn from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on this first Saturday in October. There will be a lot of games, food, activities, and plenty of fun for the whole family!
Down the road in Zionsville, Stahl’s Pottery Festival (6826 Corning Road, just off Route 29/100) is also on Saturday, October 1st, rain or shine, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Over 20 potters will be displaying and selling their contemporary and traditional pottery at the event. There will also be pottery demonstrations, an opportunity for folks to try their hand at the potter’s wheel, tours of the potting shed and kiln, baked goods for sale and light refreshments. Admission is $4.
The Mennonite Heritage Center, 565 Yoder Road, Harleysville holds their annual Apple Butter Frolic from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., rain or shine, on Saturday, October 1st. This event features traditional crafts, 19th century farming demonstrations, children’s activities, Pennsylvania German food, and more. Pancake & Apple Sausage Breakfast; 7:30-10:30 a.m. Admission: Adults/Youth $8, Children Ages 6-12 $2, Under 6 Free, Please No Pets
This popular autumn festival has been enjoyed by the local community for over 40 years. The Frolic is an opportunity to learn how Mennonites and their neighbors lived 100 or more years ago, and it’s great fun for young and old alike. It also raises important funds to support the mission of the Mennonite Heritage Center.
Parking at Indian Valley Middle School, 130 Maple Ave., Harleysville, with shuttle to nearby Frolic.
The Allentown Alternative Arts Fest was scheduled to begin today (4 p.m. – 11 p.m.) and continue through Saturday, Oct. 1st; noon to 11 p.m and Sunday, Oct. 2nd; 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., at Cedar Beach Parkway, 2600 Parkway Blvd, Allentown. This free fest will host 3 stages of continuous music by local performers, art vendors, yarn bombing, giant graffiti murals, film screenings, kid’s craft activities, upcycled sculptures, magic shows, comedy, improv, a skate park, and food vendors and local breweries (craft wine, mead, and beer) on hand selling their wares, as well.