The Springfield Avenue Partership will be holding its Fifth Annual HarvestFest featuring local businesses, food, music and entertainment.
HarvestFest will be Saturday, Oct. 12 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hilton Library Branch at 1688 Springfield Avenue. The event is sponsored by The Springfield Avenue Partership, Overlook Hospital and Walgreens.
The rain date will be the next day, Sunday, Oct. 13.
“Celebrate fall and local businesses at this popular, family-friendly event that has something for everyone, including delicious food, live music and entertainment, activities for kids, crafts to make and buy, and more,” the Partnership writes.
Children’s activities include a bounce house, petting zoo, pony rides, pumpkin painting, glitter tattoos, face painting, sand art and caricature drawings.
Local restaurants, including the new Pimento Grill, Maplewood Deli & Subs, New World Catering, Gigi's Cupcakes, Edo's Cakes, Parkwood Diner and more will offer delicious treats for purchase.
Live music will be provided by local bands such as Mood Ring and Nat Grauman & Lisa Rott, and dance performances by Inspirational Dance, the event’s entertainment sponsor, and LaChaney’s Dance & Music Academy.
“Many Springfield Avenue merchants will be on hand raffling off prizes and offering demonstrations, including Shakti Yoga, CKO Kickboxing, Inspirational Dance and Blue Life Karate,” the Partership said. “Vendors will offer an array of locally made and crafted items for sale, including edible crafts, coffee, natural baby products, tutus, costume jewelry, handmade pillows, handbags and hats.”
The Partnership will also continue its tradition of painting the center stripe along Springfield Avenue pink and wrapping pink bows, with help from local Girl Scouts, on trees in the district in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Supporting sponsors are DCH Millburn Audi, Inspirational Dance, Woolley Fuel, Time to Clean, Inc., County to County Landscapers, Meineke Car Care and Express Yourself Studios.