On Centre: Penns Valley | Millheim Mayfly Festival celebrates summer

May 25, 2014 


    June 6

    • Plein Air Paintout: all day

    • Up Texas Chapel Choir: 6-6:30 p.m.

    • Gnarled Knuckles at Green Drake: 7-8 p.m.

    • Acoustic Rumble with Chris Rattie & Ryan Alford at IngleBean back patio: 7-8 p.m.

    • Mike Swavely and the Chromagnatones at Bremen Town Ballroom: 8-10 p.m.

    June 7

    • Plein Air Paintout: until 4 p.m.

    • Bird Walk with PVCA’s Andrea Ferich at Fountain Park: 5 a.m.

    • Frog Fest at Muddy Paws Marsh, Spring Mills: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

    • Millheim Farmers Market, 162 W. Main St.: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

    • Fishing demos and casting contest at Hosterman & Stover Hardware: 10 a.m.-noon

    • Pinedell Farm animals at Hosterman & Stover: 10-11 a.m.

    • Herb Walk at Learning Garden: 10 a.m.

    • Archery demo at Learning Garden: 11 a.m.

    • Freeze Thaw Cycles leads 15-mile road ride at Fountain Park: 11 a.m.

    • Chainsaw carving at Millheim Small Engine: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

    • Primitive skills demo at Millheim Farmers Market: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

    • Interviews and music with WSOV Penns Valley Radio at PV Vet Clinic: 2-4 p.m.

    • Food vendors at Bremen Town Ballroom: 11 a.m-4 p.m.

    • Craft vendors at Main Street: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

    • Live music on Main Street: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

    • Kids activities and entertainment at Fountain Park: 11 a.m.-4 p.m

    • Free chair massages and $5 coupons at Morning Glory massage: 11 a.m.-4 p.m

    • Plein Air Paintout Exhibit at Green Drake: 4-8 p.m.

    • Erin Condo and the Hoofties at Elk Creek: 8:30 p.m.

The Millheim Business Community will host the Millheim Mayfly Festival on June 6 and 7.

Spokeswoman Lisa Marshall said the festival is a family-friendly weekend of shopping, music, art, food and “general merriment” for residents and visitors.

“It’s an event-filled weekend, celebrating summer in one of the most interesting small towns in central Pennsylvania,” she said.

In its second year, the festival includes more shopping, more live street music and more children’s activities than before, Marshall said.

It will also highlight other activities like fishing, archery, chainsaw carving and more, with demonstrations throughout town.

Bremen Town Ballroom will host a “food court,” with food from the Hummingbird Room, Sweet Creek Bakers and Ecovents. On Saturday, the festival will include activities at Muddy Paws Marsh and the Millheim Farmers Market.

Fountain Park’s gazebo will offer a variety of children’s activities between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday, including helping to create a new mural for downtown Millheim. In addition, there will be children’s music, a story time and craft making, Marshall said.

The festival will benefit WSOV, The Sounds of the Valleys — the Millheim-based low-power FM community radio station.

From 2 to 4 p.m. June 7, WSOV will be conducting live interviews regarding Millheim in its heyday from a temporary studio set up in the window of the Penns Valley Veterinary Clinic.

In Rebersburg, Main Street Yarn and Forefathers Book Shop are joining the event as well, Marshall said.

For more information, visit www.millheimpa.com or www.facebook.com/MillheimMayflyFestival.

Britney Milazzo writes about news from the Penns and Brush Valley regions. She can be reached at 231-4648 or bmilazzo@centredaily.com. Follow her on Twitter @M11azzo.

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