Schuylkill River Festival is Fun for All Ages

by Diane VanDyke

Photo by Dennis Verbo

Come and enjoy a day full of art, music, food and information at the 5th annual Schuylkill River Festival on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Riverfront Park and College Drive, Pottstown.

The free admission festival features an assortment of family activities for all ages, including games, crafts, petting zoo, wildlife exhibits, and a moon bounce.

Artwork and crafts of local artists and artisans will also be on display and for sale at Riverfront Park. Check out the cultural and environmental exhibits and the local civic organizations’ tables of information about their services and the opportunities available to become involved with them.

As part of the annual community event, Montgomery County Community College will be hosting an open house at its West Campus for the public to visit, talk with faculty and staff, and learn about the programs and educational opportunities.

Stop by the College’s Gallery in North Hall, 16 W. High Street, to see the annual “Scenes of the Schuylkill River Heritage Area” juried art show and sale, which features 82 original pieces of artwork on display.

Live music will be held at the Downey Amphitheatre stage from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy the show.

An array of food to please any palate will be available for purchase throughout the day. In addition to the planned activities, you can enjoy the natural amenities of the park area, including walking, fishing, biking, canoeing, kayaking and geocaching.

Montgomery County Community College, the Borough of Pottstown, Exelon Nuclear and the Pottstown Mercury are among many sponsors of this free admission community event. For more information about sponsoring an activity or the event, call 610-718-1847.

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