Catasauqua Press

Thursday, October 18, 2018
PRESS PHOTOS BY PAUL CMILScarecrows are scattered throughout Catasauqua in preparation for the borough’s Fest O’ Fall celebration, to be held Oct. 6. Activities for the whole family are on the agenda for this annual event, sponsored by Historic Catasauqua Preservation Association. PRESS PHOTOS BY PAUL CMILScarecrows are scattered throughout Catasauqua in preparation for the borough’s Fest O’ Fall celebration, to be held Oct. 6. Activities for the whole family are on the agenda for this annual event, sponsored by Historic Catasauqua Preservation Association.
Ready for some fall fun? Ready for some fall fun?

Ready for some fall fun?

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON sanderson@tnonline.com in Local News

Activities aplenty throughout month in Catty, N. Catty

Fall is finally here — and both Catasauqua and North Catasauqua boroughs are ready to celebrate.

Historic Catasauqua Preservation Association is sponsoring the 13th annual Fest O’ Fall celebration noon-5 p.m. Oct. 6, with a rain date of noon-5 p.m. Oct. 7.

Activities will be held at Biery House, 8 Race St., and George Taylor House, Lehigh and Poplar streets.

Family fun activities include a hay ride, kids’ crafts, face and rock painting, games, an obstacle course and more. You can make a scarecrow, or purchase a kit to make one at home. You can also make a bird house to take home.

Visit the Biery House museum and art gallery. Ice cream will be available for sale inside. The bake sale table offers homemade desserts. Have lunch at the Biery House outdoor kitchen, and listen to music by Prugal.

Visit the George Taylor House, where there will be tours, re-enactors, crafts and a program on Lenape culture and contributions of Native Americans starting 1 p.m. and 3:45 p.m.

Wildlands Conservancy’s meet and greet with native animals is scheduled for 1:30-2:30 p.m. The raptor presentation starts 2:30 p.m.

For information, call 610-264-9716 or 610-266-0255 or search Fest O’ Fall on Facebook.

North Catasauqua Borough is not missing out on the fall fun. The annual Best of North Catasauqua Autumnfest will be held 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 13 at North Catasauqua William J. Albert Memorial Park, 701 Grove St.

The event is presented by the North Catasauqua Betterment Committee and benefits community projects and events.

While the event has been held on Sundays in the past, this year’s Autumnfest is on a Saturday, with a rain date of Oct. 14.

A fun mix of food, live music, a vendor market, crafts, flea market and displays by local organizations and businesses will provide something for everyone to enjoy. Plans include a car show with more than 200 entries and a race car owned by Mario Andretti, hay rides, a bounce house, children’s activities including pumpkin decorating, a halupki-eating contest and a kids’ pie-eating contest.

There will be live performances, including a Scooby Doo musical show, a ventriloquist, a magician, a clown and music by Flirtin with the Mob.

Last year, Autumnfest and the car show had approximately 3,000 attendees from all over the Lehigh Valley. Organizers are expecting the same kind of turnout this year.

For information, email NCataCetennial@aol.com.

The coming of the fall season means Halloween is approaching. The Catasauqua/North Catasauqua Halloween parade is scheduled for 7 p.m. Oct. 17. In case of rain, the parade will be moved to 7 p.m. Oct. 24.

Both Catasauqua and North Catasauqua will hold trick or treat on the same night. Children are invited out 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31.

Be sure to come out and enjoy these fun activities with your friends and neighbors.