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Annual Arts & Crafts Summer Festival August 26

7/27/2007 —

Arts at Hayfield’s 23rd Annual Summer Festival will be held rain or shine at Penn State Wilkes-Barre on Sunday, August 26, 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, and craft demonstrations. A variety of food vendors will supply festival goers with burgers, wraps, spinach pie, potato pancakes, haluski, pierogies, snow cones, candied roasted almonds, BBQ's, hot dogs, slush puppies, pizza, pies, and ice cream.

As in the past, a diverse medley of entertainment will permeate the festival throughout the day. The crowd will be treated to performances of Aesop's Fables by Gina Major's Back Mountain Theater Group and a Tang Soo Do karate demonstration by Dr. Dudley Snyder, Penn State assistant professor of chemistry. Music will be provided by folk duo, Just Us; blues guitarist, Sean Appel, swing/classic rock/blues/funk group, Teddy Young and the Aces; and Celtic heritage band, the Donegal Weavers. Magician Pat Ward will mingle with the crowd creating balloon art and magic. Children can enjoy interactive story telling in the Gazebo and creating their own masterpieces at the Arts at Hayfield arts and crafts table. Craft demonstrations of painting, blacksmithing, pottery throwing, wheat weaving, and basketry will be ongoing throughout the day.

The Penn State Bookstore will be open and tours of historic Hayfield House are scheduled at 11:00 a.m., 1:00, and 3:00 p.m. The Friedman Observatory will host an open house from 1:30-3:30 p.m. The Penn State Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners of Luzerne County will be available to answer questions and will have educational material available.

For more information about the festival, call 570-675-9232.

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