TIPTON – The temperatures are dropping, the leaves are changing and autumn is in the air. The area’s premier fall festival is gearing up for another season finale at DelGrosso’s Amusement Park.
Harvestfest takes place on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 27–28. The park grounds open at 8 a.m. and craft and food vendor shopping begins at 10 a.m. The rides will open at 11 a.m. both days. A $6 admission includes rides and entertainment.
Harvestfest will feature more than 150 craft and food vendors. Fall food favorites like ham and bean soup, apple butter, apple dumplings, pierogies and much, much more are all on the menu.
On the main stage, the Harvestfest visitors will be entertained by the Wild World of Animals with performances at 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday and then 12 p.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Sunday.
Ventriloquist Sylvia Fletcher will have a show in the Tipton Creek area. Her shows will take place at 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. each day.
Local artist Dennie Huber will entertain with magic and balloons near Murf’s Kitchen at 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. each day.
The Keystone Klickers Clogging Group will have a performance at 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. in the midway area on Saturday only. Strolling musician Ray Owen will entertain the crowd on Sunday only.
For Harvestfest visitors who like to visit with four-legged friends, a petting zoo is also going to be set up in the park.
History enthusiasts can take a walk back in time by touring the Civil War Encampment located at the Tipton Creek Railroad area in the park. Cannons will signal the start of the shows each day at 12 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.
“This fall festival is a showcase for fantastic food, creative crafts and wonderful entertainment,” says Carl Crider Jr., general manager and president of DelGrosso’s Amusement Park.
“We will have wood carvers, pumpkin decorating and even an antique car show on Sunday. Harvestfest has a little something for everyone.”