On Sunday, August 28, more than 120 artisans, crafters, musicians, and food vendors will converge on the Penn State Wilkes-Barre campus in Lehman for the 27th Annual Arts at Hayfield Summer Festival from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., rain or shine, on the campus grounds. Featuring a new performing group, the Daisy Jug Band, local and regional performers will take the stage starting at 11:30 a.m.
The day's events will tours of the Friedman Observatory on campus; tours of Hayfield House; demonstrations in blacksmithing, pottery making, painting, wood carving and wheat weaving; children's crafts. Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer gardening questions and offer tips on transplanting perennials, pruning, and autumn composting.
A requested $2 donation for adults supports an annual achievement award to an arts-oriented Penn State Wilkes-Barre student, donations to public performances offered by the FM Kirby Center, the Fine Arts Musical Program at the Shavertown United Methodist Church and to Great Books at Penn State Wilkes-Barre as well as occasional support for arts-oriented projects at local libraries and programs at Penn State Wilkes-Barre.
The Fourth Annual Pump and 5k Run contest will also take in conjunction with the Summer Festival. Participants will weigh in at 9 a.m. and begin with the bench press portion of the competition. Depending on the amount of successful bench presses a contestant completes, time will be deducted from their running time. Awards will be given to the overall top two male and female finishers, with additional prizes available for the top male and female runner.