Allentown’s Fall Harvest Festival Oct. 9 and 10

The 21st annual Allentown Fall Harvest Festival is scheduled for Oct. 9 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Oct. 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine.

This year’s festival will include artisans and crafters from all over the tri-state area, displaying and selling their wares on Main Street. Food vendors will be on hand to lend their special flavor to the festival, including American favorites a well as food with an international flare.

There will be a Moonwalk and a balloon bounce, a petting zoo with pony rides, tabletop games of chance, spin art, and a character artist for the family to enjoy.

Saturday will feature a classic car show on South Main Street, and Sunday will bring hot rod cars, also on South Main Street.

The weekend also will include a Civil War encampment in Heritage Park, accessible from the festival, just a short walk away. The encampment this year will include an 1800s-style baseball game, bayonet demonstration, a rifle firing contest, as well as the battle re-enactment. Nighttime will bring a candlelight tour of the battlefield.

Live entertainment will be provided throughout the festival, and on Sunday there will be a cemetery tour sponsored by the Allentown Historical Society.

Parking will be available at the high school and the first aid station with free shuttle service to and from the festival, which will be held on Main Street between Church and High streets. Main Street will be closed to traffic during festival hours.