It will be music, food and fireworks at AutumnFEST
AutumnFEST will be held at the Delaware Valley Regional High School football field on Saturday, October 9 from noon to 8:30 p.m., with a rain date on October 10.
The event will feature fireworks, live music, a softball game between Del Val staff and the Strike Out Hunger NJ All-Stars, gambling, helicopter rides, hot air balloon rides captives and aerial demonstrations of paragliding, parachutists and drones.
Del Val Superintendent Daria Wasserbach said, “AutumnFEST 21 at DVRHS is actually the amalgamation of two events, Del Val’s Jubilee Jamboree and Alexandria AutumnFEST, which were canceled due to COVID. We have combined the best of both worlds in a “regional” community event where everyone is welcome.
As originally planned, the jamboree would have celebrated the 60th anniversary of Del Val’s first graduation ceremony.
At the center of AutumnFEST, surrounded by the track, will be “Downtown for a Day” – tents for businesses, artists, artisans and community organizations.
Pony rides, mini-farm, hay rides, hay maze, inflatable structures, games of chance and animal shows. The Touch-a-Truck screen will connect vehicle enthusiasts with fire, rescue, military and construction vehicles, as well as monster trucks.
When it comes to music, genres will include rock, country, bluegrass, oldies, pop, children’s music, and alternatives.
“We will have around 15 choices of food vendors including traditional burgers, dogs, chicken fingers and pizza. We will also have Latin, beef brisket, barbecue, Oktoberfest dishes and lots of delicious desserts! ” said event president Jay Arancio.
Customers are asked to bring a tin can to the softball game to help fight hunger locally. Volunteer firefighters will collect a donation of $ 3 for parking.
Arancio said: “AutumnFEST has been a dream of mine for almost two decades. I grew up in New York’s five boroughs and moved here in the mid 80’s. I absolutely love our beautiful countryside, but missed the connection to the community. AutumnFEST brings Alexandria and all of our wonderful surrounding towns and townships together for a big block party. It also helps raise funds for our amazing power take-off so that we can support our children, teachers, staff and families. “
“I am delighted to be able to bring AutumnFEST back this year,” he said. “We all missed you last year. And I am extremely honored to combine our event with the Delaware Valley Regional High School Diamond Jubilee. I really hope you can all join us in celebrating!