You are going to have a single crafty time at this pageant.

The New Germany Festival of Arts and Crafts will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 18 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 19 at New Germany Grove, 1335 New Germany Street, Summerhill.

The competition has turn into recognised for its handmade crafts and is the main fundraiser for Summerhill Borough Volunteer Fire Division. Craft coordinator Mary Lou Schrift mentioned that this 12 months there are 150 crafters and foodstuff sellers, with 25 of them becoming new this calendar year.

“Crafters are coming from all around Pennsylvania, as properly as Maryland, Tennessee and Texas,” she explained. “This is a juried demonstrate, and we’re usually on the lookout for quality craftsmanship and a variety. We want to maintain things refreshing and convey new tips into the show.”

Returning pageant favorites contain leather-based, stained glass, primitives, pet items, decorating portray, pottery, pictures, handwoven baskets, candles, soap, hand-painted gourds, silk and dried floral artwork, symptoms, wreaths, handmade greeting cards and jewelry.

Schrift stated woodcrafts are a common providing at the pageant and an array of models will be shown.

“This yr, there will be hand-carved wooden flowers, seasonal woodcrafts, wood turnings, indications, pens, wooden block artwork, outdoor wooden decor, state primitives, reclaimed barnwood creations and wooden home furnishings,” she mentioned.

New things to the pageant consist of pressed bouquets, glass flowers, stained glass nightlights, painted plates, picket kitchen utensils and boards, yard artwork and handmade gizmos for grilling.

“Many of these are for confident just one-of-a-kind objects,” Schrift said.

Speciality food stuff sellers will be advertising elk and beef jerky, fudge, honey, iced coffee, freshly squeezed and chilly-pressed juices, maple syrup, smoothies, handmade sweets, sugar cookies, pickles, sauerkraut, handcrafted salad dressings and sauces, kettle corn, old-fashioned soda and lemonade, dip mixes and ice cream.

As element of the pageant, two local farms will be on hand. Pisarski Farms will have pumpkins, gourds and mini straw bales, and Benshoff Farms will supply a large range of homegrown deliver.

Amusement for Sept. 18 will consist of Jill and Leah from 11 a.m. to 1:45 p.m., adopted by Kimberly Dawn and Johann from 2:15 to 5 p.m. On Sept. 19, Bob Clawson will entertain from 11 a.m. to 1:45 p.m., adopted by The Evergreens from 2:15 to 5 p.m.

Children’s activities involve face painting, glitter tattoos, handmade jewellery and equipment and a caricature artist. Razzle and Dazzle will amuse pageant goers from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday.

Firefighters, auxiliary customers and volunteers will be cooking up foods all through the competition. The menu will aspect a barbecue hen evening meal, handmade ham pot pie and chicken noodle soup, roast beef sandwiches, new-minimize fries, hamburgers, hot dogs, hot sausage, kielbasa, pizza, gobs and contemporary-baked cinnamon rolls.

“It’s frustrating, the range of people today who come to the festival, and we get quite fantastic crowds,” Schrift said. “What far better way to ring in the drop period than coming to the clearly show and getting your holiday break procuring started off?”

Admission is absolutely free, but there will be a $2 parking rate, which benefits the hearth enterprise.

No pets will be permitted on pageant grounds.

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