Fall Riverfest set in New Cumberland

NEW CUMBERLAND – The New Cumberland Fall Riverfest is set to bring a weekend full of entertainment, attractions and more for area residents.

The annual festival will be held in the city’s downtown, kicking off at 9 a.m. Sept. 25, with the Riverfest 5K, proceeds from which will benefit the Oak Glen High School Athletics Department. The race will be followed at 11 a.m. by a welcome from New Cumberland Mayor Will White, and performances by the Oak Glen High School Marching Band and a color guard from New Cumberland’s Boy Scout troop.

Saturday also will feature the Riverfest Car Show from noon to 3 p.m., with entertainment throughout the day provided by John Edwards at noon, Michele’s Dance Studio at 1 p.m., Carlos and Shari at 3 p.m., the Bo Hog Brothers at 5 p.m. and the Easy Street Band at 6:30 p.m. Fireworks will close out the first day.

Sunday’s activities begin at 11 a.m. with a Community Church Service, followed by the Little Miss New Cumberland pageant at 1 p.m. and a performance by Express Your Talent Dance Ensemble at 2 p.m.

The festival also will host an art show, with an opportunity for local artists to showcase their work. Art may be dropped off at the building near the Riverfest stage between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Friday. All art media are accepted, but organizers note all pieces should be ready to hang with wire.

Artists may submit no more than two pieces, which must include the artists’ names and contact information.

All art must be picked up by 4 p.m. on Sunday.

A “Kid’s Corner” also will be featured during the art show, with children’s art categorized by grades and then judged.

Monetary prizes and ribbons will be awarded.

The Riverfest Committee also is offering a free painting class for middle school-aged students, to be taught by local artists Joyce Beatty and Nancy Wright, at 1 p.m. Saturday. The class will be limited to 12 students.


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