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Popular arts & crafts festival will be held this Sunday

A pottery demonstration during a recent Arts at Hayfield summer festival
8/21/2006 —

Arts at Hayfield’s 22nd Annual Summer Festival will be held at Penn State Wilkes-Barre on Sunday, August 27, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. In addition to approximately 100 artisans who will be on the campus to display and sell their arts and crafts, there will be entertainment, children's activities, craft demonstrations, and plenty of food.

As in the past, a diverse medley of entertainment will be on-going throughout the afternoon. The popular folk duo, Just Us, will return (3:30-4:30 p.m.), along with a Tang Soo Do karate demonstration (2-3:00 p.m.) by Dr. Dudley Snyder. The play, Let Down Your Hair Rapunzel, will be performed by the Back Mountain Theater Group starting at 2:30 p.m. Fiddler, Jay Smar will perform (1:30-2:30 p.m.), along with the Donegal Weavers (11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.), juggler, Bob Smith (12:30-1:30 p.m.) Pat Ward will mingle with the crowd creating balloon art and magic.

Visitors to the festival can also enjoy the on-going craft demonstrations of watercolor and/or acrylic painting, blacksmithing, pottery throwing, geod crushing, wheat weaving, and wood carving.

The Penn State Bookstore will be open and tours of historic Hayfield House will begin at 11 a.m., 1:30, and 3:00 p.m. The Friedman Observatory will be open from 1:00-2:00 p.m. The Penn State Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners of Luzerne County will be available to answer questions and will have hands-on activities for children and educational material available for adults.

Visitors to the festival may need to travel alternate routes to the campus due to road closings caused by recent flooding (please note that part of Hillside Road is still closed). Click here for a list of alternate routes. For more information about the festival, call 570-675-9232.

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