The events are usually ways for the environmental group to host workshops and activities that focus on the landscape of Penns Valley, its watersheds and environmental sustainability.
But on Aug. 8, they’re bringing arts and crafts for kids in attendance, said environmental education coordinator Jim Flanagan.
“This isn’t your typical Second Saturday,” he said. “We’ll be bringing things to the FarmFest that will keep kids entertained.”
This is PVCA’s second year participating in the FarmFest.
Kids activities with PVCA will include arts and crafts, a birdfeed class, poetry writing and an interactive 2-D model of a watershed friend farm with cutout animals, tractors and structures.
The fourth annual FarmFest is a two-day event at the Grange fairgrounds that celebrates the organic community and is hosted by Pennsylvania Certified Organic, of Spring Mills.
Spokeswoman Kim Bierly said that FarmFest attracted about 3,500 people last year.
It will include guest speakers, hayrides, live entertainment, dancing, workshops and food and drinks.
But the one new thing is a larger “Wool Village” that showcases fiber vendors, spinners, weavers, knitters and retailers.
“Pennsylvania Organic FarmFest celebrates our state’s rich organic heritage, which began more than 75 years ago when J.I. Rodale first used the term ‘organic’ to describe natural alternatives to chemical farming,” Pennsylvania Certified Organic Executive Director Leslie Zuck said. “Pennsylvania now ranks in the top 10 in organic production thanks to generations of family farmers dedicated to producing healthy, delicious food for their families and communities.”