Thursday, January 9, 2020

PADCO Releases Information and Entertainment Change for Rescheduled Winterfest

After postponing the Pottsville Winterfest that was scheduled for this Saturday, the Pottsville Area Development Corporation has released information and announced a change in the entertainment for the event.

Pottsville’s second annual Winterfest is postponed, due to inclement weather. The event will now take place on ​February 8th, from 11AM-5PM on South 2nd Street between West Market Street and Mahantongo Street.​ Unfortunately, the city of Pottsville is expecting heavy rain throughout the day, with  an approximate ½ inch of accumulation and strong winds. The safety of attendees and outdoor vendors are top priority to the event organizers, and ultimately resulted in this change of plans. 

The majority of Winterfest with remain the same, as many of the local craft and food vendors have already committed to attending on February 8th instead of the original date.

Blue Mountain Ski Resort will be donating 2 truckloads of snow for the family-friendly snow play area, indoor vendors will be housed inside the Pottsville Area Development Corporation building, including face painters and artisan level crafters, and the Yuengling beer garden will be in full swing for adults. In addition, there will be a live ice sculpture demonstration happening on South 2nd Street, sponsored by the Schuylkill County Visitors Bureau. 

Sapphire will no longer be able to participate as the main entertainment, but Toolshed Jack, a crowd favorite from last year’s Winterfest event, will replace them. Crimson Academy for the Performing Arts and Spotlight kids will still be performing. 

Volunteers who signed up previously will be contacted as soon as possible with updated information.  Anyone looking to sign up as a volunteer can find the link on ​www.downtownpottsville.com/events​.

The entire Winterfest planning team, including PADCO, the Continued Progress Project Committee, and the historic Greater Pottsville Winter Carnival hope to see the community come out enjoy festivities on February 8th.

Pottsville Winterfest​ is part of the Pottsville Continued Progress Project, a PADCO initiative. PADCO is the city’s economic development agency and works to instill vibrancy to the downtown business community and improve the quality of life for its residents. In collaboration with the City and PBA, PADCO has led theeffort to revitalize downtown. All proceeds from ​Pottsville Winterfest​ will go to support that effort. Thefull Downtown Pottsville Revitalization Strategy is available on PADCO’s website under Continued Pottsville Progress (​www.downtownpottsville.com​). Want to get involved? Please sign to volunteer on the PADCO site or visit our FB event page for more information.

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