House of Hamill is giving a free show (!!) at a new brewery – Blueprint Brewing Company just down the road in Harleysville, PA (1571 Gehman Road), on Friday night, August 31, 2018, from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Rose Baldino (fiddle/vocals) of Burning Bridget Cleary and Brian Buchanan (guitar/fiddle/vocals) of Enter the Haggis make up the eclectic folk/roots/Celtic group. Wondering about their music and want a sneak preview? Listen to their new album online for free, buy it digitally or get a CD shipped quick! Blueprint Brewing Company makes “gluten free and gluten full beer.”
Saturday, September 1st might be a good afternoon to head over to New Goshenhoppen Park (3rd Street, East Greenville, PA) for one last picnic, and a chance to hear Piano in the Park presented by students from Susan Royer’s Grace Notes Piano Studio from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Take a break to eat at 4 (food will be on sale from 4 – 8 p.m.) and then settle in for the Allentown Band Concert, which starts at 5:15 p.m. and continues until 8 p.m. The musicians will be on the bandshell stage; there is bench seating under cover. Parking and concerts are free and open to the public.
If you feel like taking a slightly longer drive this weekend, don’t forget about the 166th annual Allentown Fair (Allentown Fairgrounds, 17th and Chew Streets, Allentown, PA), now through Labor Day; showcasing goats, chickens, sheep, cows and more, the biggest tomatoes and pumpkins, blue ribbon photographs , cakes, and Lego constructions, midway food and rides, free entertainment at multiple stages (in addition to the ticketed grandstand shows). Other festivals worth a drive include the Pocono Garlic and Harvest Festival featuring 35 garlic food vendors and musicians, magicians, and jugglers, on Saturday and Sunday – the first two days of September – at Shawnee Mountain Ski area and the Polish-American Family Festival and Country Fair on the grounds of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa (654 Ferry Road, Doylestown, PA), featuring polka musicians and dance groups and Polish and American food, and crafts, this weekend, Saturday through Monday, and next weekend, September 8 – 9, 2018.