Infused with great food and continual music, the annual Forest Hills Festival is surprisingly energetic. To say the least, this festival is a spirited gathering of the entire community. Held every year over Labor Day Weekend Forest Hills Festival is that one final hoorah for summer before the autumn chill sets in. And that this last barbeque is a town-wide gala makes it all the more special. With plenty to see and do the Forest Hills Festival is sure to become your family’s favorite for years to come too!
For starters it should be said that one of the strong suites of the Forest Hills Festival is its balance between adult and child centered activities. After a Saturday morning 5K, activities and games for kids quickly start to open. For the older ones and the family there is a bingo pavilion in constant rotation as well as a great arts and craft show with nearly a hundred artists from all over the state representing their work. Sunday afternoon is the Dam Duck Race, an event which is a total blast for the whole family and should absolutely not be missed. Later that evening is a fireworks show.
The real draw however is the great food and equally great music. Nearly two dozen food vendors representing local churches and civic groups serve hearty treats. Good eats like cheese steak sandwiches, chicken wings, hot sausage, roast turkey, and the very popular roast beef sandwiches should not be missed. For the adults there is a beer garden and for the kid in all of us there are plenty of homemade desserts. There is also an all-you-can-eat breakfast served daily at the fire station. And the music? Oh there’s music. About a dozen or so bands play all through the weekend, including the festival favorite show, Elvis by Phil McCauley as well as the perennial show closer Button Box.
Admission is free and Parking is free.