For two days in October, crowds converge on Aaronsburg for the annual Dutch Fall Festival. And while it may be small, this festival has big heart.
One of the unique aspects of the festival is that there is a large selection of vendors from the community as well as craft vendors from around the nation. This mix of community and national sellers creates an eclectic display of local wares and traditional crafts.
The Dutch Fall Festival also has great foods. The Ham & Bean Soup is considered a local legend as are the famous Sticky Buns. And it’s hard not to have fun while crunching on Kettle Corn or slurping up fresh made French Fries. On Saturday evening there is a Pot Pie supper hosted at the Community Building.
Entertainment includes live music and a raffle with great prizes. The local library also sponsors a quilt display.
Aaronsburg is located in Penns Valley, and the drive down Rt.45 through this farmland country in early October is wonderful. Mild and clear weather make the drive to and from festival as pleasant as the time spent at it.
Admission to the Festival is free. There are sectioned areas for festival parking. Pets are allowed, but the sponsors remind patrons to please clean up after them. The festival is open 10am-5pm both Saturday and Sunday and the Community Dinner is Saturday from 4pm-7pm.