by Diane VanDyke
Come and enjoy a day full of art, music, food and information at the 4th annual Schuylkill River Festival on Saturday, Oct. 9 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Riverfront Park and College Drive, Pottstown.
The festival features an assortment of family activities for all ages, including games, crafts, pony rides, a petting zoo, and a moon bounce. Visitors can also enjoy a walk along the park’s pathway or do some fishing, biking, canoeing, kayaking or geocaching.
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.
Visitors can 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 has 67 original pieces of artwork on display.
Artwork and crafts of local artists and artisans will also be on display and for sale at Riverfront Park, along with a regional wildlife exhibit, cultural exhibits, environmental displays and tables about local civic organizations.
Live music will be held at the Downey Amphitheatre stage from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the free entertainment featuring: Monica McIntyre from 11 a.m. to noon; Pat Wictor from noon to 1 p.m.; John Flynn from 1 to 2 p.m.; Neighbor Poem from 2 to 3 p.m.; and Hope Machine from 3 to 4 p.m.
An array of food to please any palate will be available for purchase throughout the day.
In addition to the College, event sponsors include the Borough of Pottstown, Exelon Energy, the Pottstown Mercury, The Gallery School, and Preservation Pottstown. For more information about sponsoring an activity or the event, call 610-718-1847.