4th Annual Schuylkill River Festival

Yesterday (Saturday) was a beautiful day in terms of weather.  It was in the low 70s with blue skies and a slight breeze.  Lilly & K.C. were headed off to the birthday party for one of Lilly's school friends, so I found myself with an afternoon to myself.

Usually under circumstances like this, I'll grab the rod, jump in the SUV and head off to some water.  Today, I decided against that - as Lilly & K.C. were only going to be gone for a few hours, and I'm planning on going fishing on Sunday morning anyway.

I remembered there was going to be the Schuylkill River Festival up in Pottstown, so I decided that was where I was going to head.  Had never been there, but figured at minimum I could grab some lunch as you gotta love the food typical to events like this.
So many tasty options...

I was shocked as the size of the festival when I got there.  It was really quite large, and for being that size, very well organized.  It was a blast - I spent some time going table to table, chatting with a varied group of people - an officer from the PA Fish & Boat Commission, a gentleman from the Philadelphia Canoe Club, some really nice folks from the Audubon Society, as well as a representative from the Parks & Recreation department.  It was good to see so many clubs and interest groups present, in addition to the normal festival-type vendors.
Clydesdales - but no Budweiser
Native American demonstration
Schuylkill River Mural
Close up of angler - "FISH ON!"

Luckily, I was able to get a hold of K.C. around 2:45PM to tell her to come on over and meet up with me.  There was tons of stuff for Lilly to do - a petting zoo, games, and of course the omnipresent bounce house.  They arrived a little after 3PM, and we enjoyed ourselves until things started to shut down around 4PM.
Clown on stilts - yes, that's a Mariachi band in the background
Music by the river

I'll definitely make a point to mark this on the calendar for next year.  It was a really fun event, one I think I'd enjoy spending a little more time at.  If you're local to the Pottstown area, you may want to do the same.

Comments

  1. I've finally figured it out. You're also a writer over at <a href="http://bouncehouserageous.blogspot.com/>the bounce house blog</a> too! Admit it, we're on to you

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  2. It sounds and looks like it was a great festival! More places should have those kinds of events. I would enjoy something like that!

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  3. I love Autumn festivals.
    And root beer too.

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  4. That looks like it was a blast Mike...and very kool you were able to hook up with your wife and then get Lilly in on the action...you're making us Dads look good my man (thumbs up)

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  5. From what I can see, another fun afternoon. Glad you all had a good time.

    Mark

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  6. @Clif - You figured me out. My business card reads "Have bouncehouse, will travel."

    @Everyone else - thanks for the kind words. It was a fun time, I just had to share.

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