HARVEST FEST 2021 SET - Save the Date!
MOUNT POCONO - Save the Date! The Mount Pocono Harvest Fest is coming back - COVID-willing - on September 25.
The Mount Pocono Association met on Groundhog Day. The business group hopefully predicted that the shadow of the pandemic would recede by the Fall. According to Jodi Bohdal, association president and owner of Pocono Rocks, the group set September 25 as the date for the 2021 Harvest Fest in downtown Mount Pocono.
The Association is also looking forward to resuming the annual tree lighting and welcoming Santa to Mount Pocono. They set Sunday, December 5 for Santa’s visit and tree lighting.
In 2020, the Harvest Fest and Santa’s visit fell victim to the pandemic, as did the Association’s new summer kick-off Community Day. Conceding that it may not be possible to have an event in early June due to continuing COVID restrictions, Bohdal said the group has tentatively set the Summer Kick-Off for Saturday, June 5.
The Association’s annual membership drive is ongoing. Businesses and others within 15 miles of Mount Pocono are welcome to join the group, which advocates for the area as a place to work, shop, and live. Contact Bohdal at Pocono Rocks or the Struckles at the Casino Theatre for information about joining.
At the next meeting of the Association, Tuesday, February 23, 10 am, at Pocono Rocks or via ZOOMthe group will start the planning for the 2021 Harvest Fest by setting vendor fees and preparing for online sales of vendor spots to start in early March. All interested parties are welcome to attend the meetings. For Zoom information, contact the Association's secretary, Tom Ford, at firstname.lastname@example.org. By going to the Association's website at http://www.mtpoconoassn.com/festival.html, vendors can get on the mailing list for updates on the Festival and to be informed when the vendor spots go on sale.