High Country Arts and Crafts Festival Returns Sunday

CLEARFIELD – The eighteenth annual High Country Arts and Crafts Fair will take place Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at “the Gateway to the Pennsylvania Wilds” S.B. Elliott State Park.

The park is located off exit 111 from Interstate 80. Signs will be posted to help those interested find the park.

The mountaintop festival has become one of the area’s most popular summer events, according to Bev Lawhead, vendor coordinator.

The Past Exalted Rulers Association of Clearfield Lodge 540 of the BPOE is the sponsor for the event, and they will be preparing barbeque chicken dinners as well as hot dogs, hot sausage and meatball sandwiches, pierogies, homemade pie, coffee and cold beverages. Chicken dinners are $7. For advanced ticket information, contact the Clearfield Elks Lodge at 765-5711. Only 1,000 dinners will be sold.

Following yearly tradition, homemade ice cream will be provided by the Susquehanna Antique Machinery Association of Luthersburg.

There will be 170 spaces filled with a wide variety of hand-made arts and crafts for sale, including hand painted furniture, tole painting, wreaths, swags, jewelry, needlework, leather, saw art, floral arrangements, metal crafts, lawn ornaments, plants, wood crafts, bead work, soaps, candles, jams, jellies, ceramics, gourmet dog treats, grapevine crafts, hand sewn rugs, chainsaw carving and more.

The folks from DuBois will also be back making kettle corn and Bonnie Whaling and her spinners will demonstrate how to spin wool.

Music will be provided by the Moore Family Band. The band has been providing entertainment for the festival for several years, according to Lawhead.

Organist Bob Guarino will be tickling the ivories on the front porch of the Pennsylvania Center and strolling entertainment will be provided by accordionist Joe Serafini.

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