10 Things To Do In the Susquehanna Valley In May

Williamsport Streat Food Festival
(DId someone say FOOD TRUCKS??  Yay!)
Saturday, May 6 at 10 AM - 8 PM Maynard St, Williamsport Pa

Rider Park Open House

Sunday, May 21, 2017   12:00 - 5:00 PM.  Check back for more details!
These are the details from a previous years event:
Grab your family and plan to spend a relaxing afternoon at Rider Park for an Open House on Sunday, June 1, 2014 from 12:00 - 5:00 pm.  Connect with nature on a hiking tour or wildflower walk.  Complimentary children's activities include: learn to build a bluebird house, plant a fairy or gnome garden, hunt for Rider's Treasure, watch live reptile shows by Clyde Peeling, or feed a butterfly, among other activities.   Food vendors will be available.
For a schedule of events visit https://www.fcfpartnership.org/rider-park
All Open House parking will be at the Eldred Township Volunteer Fire Company, 5556 Warrensville Road, starting at 10:00 AM. From this site, a shuttle service will transport guests to Rider Park. 

To ensure safety for all visiting guests, we ask that only service animals visit the Park during the Open House.  The Park and shuttles are handicap accessible. Closed-toe shoes are encourage

Greek Fest - May 19th 2017
This is a little further away, in Camp Hill Pa, but each year I hope to make it here for this!  Again this year, we have a conflict and will miss it.  It still looks awesome, and one of these years we WILL attend!
45th Annual Greek Festival to be held in Camp Hill, PA on:
Friday, May 19th 11am - 8pm
Saturday, May 20th 11am - 8pm
Sunday, May 21st 12pm - 5pm

Another event I will miss due to a scheduling conflict, but would love to see!

The Central Pa Fiber Festival 
Saturday May 20 10-5 and Sunday May 21 10-4
Lycoming County FairgroundsFree Parking and Admission
Variety of vendors with an array of products, demos and food. Come join us for the weekend. Bring a project and spend some time - sit and chat and make some great new friends.. Be sure to check out the fun things to do in the area too


Historical Presentations & Lectures:

History Day At The Northumberland County Historical Society
Saturday May 13 10 - 3pm
Don't miss this living timeline of history! Visit with reenactors from different time periods. See canal memorabilia, special displays, and craftspeople. Programs on different topics of local history will be presented in the library throughout the day. Food and drinks available.

Also on the 13th
Middleburg's Heritage Festival
Saturday, May 13 at 9 AM - 3 PM
196 S Charles St, Middleburg, PA 17842, United States
Featuring hand made crafts, antiques, vintage finds, food, walking tour and entertainment!

Rumor is the Barrow Gang (Bonnie & Clyde, shown in the pic) will be in town at 1pm on the day of the festival! Hope they don't plan on robbing the bank!!

The Devil & Daniel Webster
"It's a story they tell in the border country, where Massachusetts joins Vermont and New Hampshire."* Hailed as an instant classic when published in the The Saturday Evening Post in 1936, "The Devil and Daniel Webster" by Stephen Vincent Benét stands in the front ranks of great American short stories. A hard-luck New Hampshire farmer sells his soul to the Devil and then in contrition enlists the help of Daniel Webster, " .. the Union's stay and New Hampshires pride..." to win it back in trail. The Devil summons a judge and jury of the worst criminals and traitors from our history, and Webster must convince them to set free their fellow man. Can he? The verdict is a testament of Stephen Vincent Benét's deep faith in the flawed beauty of the American journey.
Tickets are on sale NOW at the link above!
- $10 General Admission
- $5 Pajama Factory tenants & Students
*Email events@pajamafactory.net for discount code
This thirty-five minute presentation will be followed by a post-show discussion with Mr. Stephens.

Memorial Day Parades & Celebrations:
I can't find much information yet - but I'll add it as I can.

Watsontown always has a ceremony in the cemetery, followed by a parade to drop the wreath in the river.

Growers Markets Will Be Starting Peak Season:
Williamsport Growers Market Saturdays from 8-1

This is my list of Growers Markets from last year - I'll be visiting them and updating on them starting next week.  http://susquehannavalley.blogspot.com/2015/05/farmers-markets-in-susquehanna-valley.html

Spring Hikes & Biking

This is a great time of year to see Ricketts Glen!
Adams Falls (At the parking area)
Adams Falls to Waters Meet (short, somewhat level, under 2 hour, hike)
The Falls Trail (roughly 5 miles, very steep at times)

Or to bike the Buffalo Valley Rail Trail

Or bike or hike the Pine Creek Rail Trail

Or play Disc Golf in Hughesville Pa

Don't Forget

Bread Day in Turbotville will be May 8th

The May Milton Bicentennial Lecture will be held at 2pm on Mothers Day, May 14th

Register for the Milton Paddle - part of the Bicentennial Celebration

Watsontown Sesquiecentennial Meeting - Come Volunteer to help with the celebration!  Wednesday May 17th at 7pm

Watsontown Historical Society Meeting - May 21st, 6pm

Book Clubs - 
Saturday May 6th the Rose Hill Book Club (Milton Library) will be discussing Elizabeth Is Missing by Emma Healey

Monday May 8th the Montgomery House Library Book Club will be discussing Naked Comes The Phoenix 

Need more ideas?
Here is my list of 9 mostly free road trips from our area:

Or how about dinner at an amish farm?

And don't forget doughnut day in Turbotville, every friday and Saturday -

Coming In June - 
The Turbotville Carnival Is the First Week In June

Milton's Bicentennial Week Long Celebration

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017:  11th annual 5K JesVic Race:  The annual Jes-Vic 5K race/run is held the first Saturday in June.  It begins at 9am at the Watsontown Elementary School, with registration at 7:15am.  5K equals about 3.1 miles in distance.  Participants can run or walk, and there is also a 1/2 mile kids run which begins at 10:10am.  The event is in rememberence of Jessica Wade and Vicki Hitesman, both local women who died of a rare form of cancer.  Money raised is donated to local families who have illnesses in their families and are struggling to pay medical bills.  For information on how to register, or for questions, check out http://jesvic5k.wordpress.com/.

June 12th-17th, 2017:  Annual Fireman's Carnival:  This annual event will be held at the Watsontown Community Park located along Main St./Dickson Av./Route 405 at the south end of Watsontown.  The carnival is sponsored by the Warrior Run Area Fire Department and features nightly live music/bands, rides, games, and plenty of fresh cooked food starting at 6pm each evening.  There is a pet parade on Tuesday, and the big fireman's parade on Saturday.  All money raised supports the WRAFD.  Come out and support them!!