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.