LEHMAN TWP. — More than 120 artisans, performers, crafters and food vendors will converge on the Penn State Wilkes-Barre campus in Lehman on Sunday, Aug. 28 to celebrate the 32nd Annual Arts at Hayfield Summer Festival from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., rain or shine, on the campus grounds.
From 11:30 a.m. until closing there will be a steady string of performances including musical theatre, Irish step dancing, folk rock, bluegrass and comedy, juggling, magic, costumed story telling, and bagpipes to start the day. The food vendors will be serving up a variety of festival foods including burgers, wraps, Middle Eastern foods, chicken tenders, potato pancakes, haluski, pierogies, snow cones, pizza, hot dogs and kielbasa, funnel cakes, dessert and entree fondues, fresh lemonade, ice cream, gelatos and sundaes.
Along with the fine work being sold by more than 100 crafters, some crafters also will be demonstrating their wheat weaving, leather work, pottery, wood carving, spinning and painting. The craft tent will offer projects for children all day, along with free balloons. Also on hand: authors Tim and Sharon Carey and quilters Lois Hardisky and Shirley Gashi with a quilting demonstration and display in the student commons.
The observatory will be open for tours by faculty member Dr. Violet Major for part of the afternoon, and the new solar telescope will be on display. The Master Gardeners will be available all day to answer gardening questions and help make pine cone bird feeders.
Tours of the historical Hayfield House will take place at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. This is an opportunity to learn some local history about the house and life and times of John Conyngham, the gentleman farmer whose interest in farming gave rise to Hayfield Farms in 1910.
A requested donation for adults of $2 supports an annual achievement award for an arts-oriented campus student and public performances and arts programs offered to the larger community by other groups in the Wyoming Valley area, and contributes to restoration projects for Hayfield House and other art enrichment on the campus.
For more information, visit artsathayfield.org, or contact the festival chair, Janis Winter, at 570-675-9232, or [email protected]
Information provided by the Arts at Hayfield Summer Festival committee.