Wyalusing Festival to host buggy contest
Q: How do you drive a baby buggy?
A: Tickle its feet.
It's an exciting new event at the Wyalusing Fall Festival:
Q: How do you decorate a baby buggy?
A: Any way you can imagine!
And if your imagination is good enough, you can win a trophy at the festival street fair, which runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday on Main Street in Wyalusing.
The festival, presented by the Greater Wyalusing Chamber of Commerce, will debut a baby buggy decorating contest at 2:15 p.m., with trophies awarded for the funniest, scariest, prettiest and most original designs. Babies are not actually required - a doll can be used - but pets are prohibited.
Wagons are also included in the event, which features a parade at 2:30 p.m.
"We always pride ourselves on creating a family fun atmosphere at the festival," said GVCC Executive Director Wendy Gaustad. "We were looking at things to do that the family can enjoy, and (GVCC President Carol Goodman) suggested the baby buggy contest."
But the buggy contest is only one way you can be a big winner at the festival.
The GVCC will hold the drawing at the festival for a "Winter Wonderland" quilt donated by The Quilted Corners of Wyalusing. Tickets are $1 each, or you can buy 6 for $5 or 15 for $10.
The event will also feature a drawing for a pumpkin hand-painted by a Wyalusing Valley High School student.
Aside from the prizes, the festival also features lots of great food and entertainment by the Wyalusing Elementary School chorus (10 a.m.), Whipple Performing Arts Studio (10:40 a.m.), Kirstyn and Friends (11:45 a.m.), Wyalusing Area High School band (11:50 p.m.); the Endless Mountain Dancers (1:15 p.m.) and the Cracked Walnuts Strolling Minstrels (from 1 to 4 p.m.).
The children will be well-represented with a variety of games and craft projects to take part in.
"The festival gives everyone a chance to celebrate the fall and the beautiful colors," Gaustad said. "It's a family-oriented event with a lot of things for the children."
One event that the grown-ups will enjoy happens the day before the festival. Grovedale Winery will host a kick-off party from 7 to 8 p.m. and a concert by Danny and the Riders from 8 to 10 p.m. There is a $10 cover charge for both events, which will also feature wine tasting and food.
Conditions permitting, the festival will also feature a pumpkin float on the Susquehanna River.
For more information, call the WVCC at (570) 746-4922.
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