Catasauqua Press

Monday, October 14, 2019

Celebrate the season at Autumnfest

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by Samantha Anderson sanderson@tnonline.com in Local News

Betterment committee puts on 13th annual event

The time has come for North Catasauqua Betterment Committee’s 13th annual Best of North Catasauqua Autumnfest and car show.

The event is scheduled for 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 13 at North Catasauqua William J. Albert Memorial Park, 701 Grove St. Grove Street from Arch Street to Sixth Street alongside the park will be closed the day of the festival.

There will be a car show, food, live music, a raffle, craft and flea market and kids’ activities.

Registration for the car show is 9 a.m.-noon. Bring your classic car out to be appreciated by fellow car lovers.

The craft and vendor market starts 11 a.m. and is set up along Grove Street. Come check out what the local crafters and artisans have to offer.

There are many events and shows planned for the Big White Stage. Kicking off the event is an Elmo musical show 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Immediately following will be a magic show with Tom Yurasits 12:30-1 p.m. and 1:30-2 p.m. In between shows, he will walk along Grove Street doing magic.

Flirtin’ with the Mob plays at the band stand 1:30-4:30 p.m. The band will have you dancing along with hits from the 1970s to the present.

Make sure you do not miss the event’s classic eating contests, all on the Big White Stage. The kids’ pie-eating contest, for ages 6-11, is scheduled to start 2:45 p.m. A new event this year is the teen hot dog-eating contest, for ages 12-17. The anticipated halupki-eating contest begins 3:30 p.m.

Closing the event will be the raffle drawing. Winners will be picked and announced 4:30 p.m.

The police and fire departments will have displays, and there will be a health tent with information. A number of other community organizations will have tables set up at the event as well.

In case of inclement weather, the rain date is Oct. 19.