A yearly tradition in Orwigsburg — one that was largely put on hold last year due to the pandemic — is making a triumphant return this year on Saturday, Sept. 11.
The 29th Annual Heritage Day is happening that day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Orwigsburg Town Square and will include Revolutionary War reenactors, horse-drawn carriage rides, a bounce house, food trucks, games, crafts, vendors, and live music.
Heritage Day is put on by the Orwigsburg Business and Professional Association, an organization that identifies its purpose as “advancing the general welfare and prosperity of Orwigsburg so that its citizens and all areas of its business community shall prosper.”
Heritage Day’s identified purpose is as “an annual celebration in town as a way to celebrate the past and embrace the future.”
“We knew we had to bring this annual celebration back, no matter what,” OBPA Event Chair Liz Brensinger said. “We will be doing our best to honor the traditions from years past. We are also planning to space out our vendors to help with social distancing. (We) have worked very hard to bring the event back.”
Highlights of the day will include music by locally based acoustic trio 3zz A CROWD and the Billy Bauer Band. 3zz A CROWD will perform from 10 a.m. to noon and the Billy Bauer Band from 1 to 3 p.m.
Other events and activities include circus performer Madeleine Belle from 10:30 to 2:30, The Victorian Highwheelers from 11 to 3, and Leiby’s Carriage Rides from 11 to 2 p.m.
All events are open to the general public.
“We have two amazing bands, local eateries who will be set up outside their businesses as well as food trucks, live performers, and tons of vendors of all kinds including businesses, crafters, and nonprofits,” Brensinger says.
More information about Heritage Day can be found on the event Facebook page at www.facebook.com/events/340664714437121.
Source: Berkshire mont