Arts Fest: How do I make the most if it?

July 12, 2013 

Where to start: Information booths are located along the festival route. Festival information can be found there — it’s also the place to report lost children and personal items. For medical, fire or police emergencies, call 911 on the nearest phone, or report to the information booths or to an Arts Festival official wearing a green and white badge. For non-emergency assistance on campus call 863-1111 and in the borough call 234-7150.

Booths are at the corners of College Avenue and Allen Street; Fairmount Avenue and Fraser Street; and Pollock and Burrowes roads.

The College/Allen booth will be open from 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. July 12-13 and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. July 14. The Fairmount/Fraser booth will be open 9:45 a.m.-8 p.m. July 12-13 and 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. July 14.

And the Pollock/Burrowes booth will be open 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. July 12-13 and 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. July 14.

Sales booth hours: The official festival merchandise sales booth is at the corner of College Avenue and Allen Street. It will be open 9 a.m.-9 p.m. July 12-13 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 14.

Emergencies: Emergency medical services are available during festival hours in 108 Sackett Building on the campus mall close to College Avenue. State-certified emergency medical technicians and paramedics are on duty. Medical team personnel wear white uniform shirts with the EMS insignia.

Comfort zones: Restrooms on campus are in Sackett Building, Electrical Engineering East and Willard Building, and downtown in the Pugh Street garage, Fraser Street parking plaza, Hotel State College, Schlow Centre Region Library, Allenway Building, Fairmount Avenue School and St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. Portable restroom facilities are available on Foster Avenue at Sidney Friedman Park.

Rules and regulations: Attendees are discouraged from bringing pets to the festival, and are asked not to use skateboards, bicycles or roller blades on closed streets or busy sidewalks.

Senior services: Members of the Centre Region Senior Center host open houses for tired and thirsty seniors from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. July 12 at 131 S. Fraser St.

Recycle: The Arts Festival has a recycling program. Festivalgoers are asked to deposit only aluminum and glass containers in designated cans.

Thirsty?: Bottled water is for sale at the information booths for $2 per bottle or 2 bottles for $3.

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