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On Centre: Penns Valley | Aaronsburg Civic Club set to host Dutch Fall Fest

It’s going to be a weekend full of family-friendly activities in Aaronsburg.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, the Aaronsburg Civic Club is hosting its 39th annual Dutch Fall Fest on Main Street and at Wert Memorial Park.

The festival includes live entertainment for kids and adults, art and pumpkin painting contests, a puppet show, pony rides and about 60 crafts vendors, event spokeswoman Erin Barto said.

There is no admission to enter the festival, but there is a fee for some individual activities.

“We just hope people come out and see all the things that will be going on,” she said. “There’s something for everyone.”

Patriotic Order Sons of America in Woodward and the Boy Scouts will sell food that will go toward the nonprofits. POSA will raise money for a Seniors of Haines Township dinner at the end of the year, Barto said.

She expects up to 4,000 people to attend the event.

“We’ve estimated that we had that many people in past years, on a really nice weekend,” Barto said.

Temperatures call for highs near 70s and lows near 50 Saturday and Sunday, according to AccuWeather.

The goal is to raise $6,000 to $7,000, which will go back into planning for next year’s event and be distributed to community organizations like the Millheim Fire Company and the food bank, Barto said.

Barto said organizers are already thinking ahead for next year’s event — Oct. 3 and 4 — which will celebrate its 40th year.

“We’ll plan something special for it, but it’s still in the works,” she said.

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