Second Rock the Fall Festival slated at Blue Mountain
Rock the leaves off the trees.
The frenzy certain to resonate during the second annual Rock the Fall Festival may be enough to do just that.
The event will be held Saturday and Sunday at Blue Mountain Ski Area in Palmerton. Gates open at 11 a.m. both days.
The event will feature two days of live music and entertainment that will start at 2 p.m. both days. All events and concerts will be held outside the Valley Lodge.
Saturday's acts will feature Tiffany Giardina from 2:30-3 p.m., Victory Factory, 3:30-4; KSM, 4:30-5:30; Honor Society, 6-7, and Drake Bell, 7:30-8:30.
Sunday's acts will include Jessica Andrews from 2-3 p.m., Josh Gracin, 3:30-4:30; Jessica Harp, 5-6; Randy Houser, 6:30-7:30; and Jimmy Wayne, 8-9 p.m.
Admission for children 4-and-under is free. All reserved seating requires a ticket purchase regardless of age.
A Rock the Fall preseason kickoff festival will be held today and tomorrow.
The rest of Saturday's festival amusement and entertainment line-up is as follows: Doors open at 1:30 p.m.; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. fun inflatables and games such as speed pitch, hoop game, bounce boxing, pedestal joust, giant inflatable slide, mammoth moon bounce, bungee run, inflatable play yard; noon-6 p.m., facepainting; 1-6 p.m. Airbrush Tattoo; 1-6 p.m. free balloon art by Buster the Clown; 11-8 $5 unlimited lift rides; 11-11:45 a.m. live music provided by Pair of Nuts; 11:45 a.m.-noon Emerald Dragon Karate Demonstration; noon-12:45 p.m. live music provided by Pair of Nuts; 12:45-1 p.m. Emerald Dragon Karate Demonstration; 1-2 p.m. live music provided by Pair of Nuts; and from 2-3 p.m. award-winning comedy juggler Steve Caruso.
The rest of Sunday's line-up is as follows: Doors open at 1 p.m., 11 a.m.-7 p.m. fun inflatables and games such as speed pitch, hoop game, bounce boxing, pedestal joust, giant inflatable slide, mammoth moon bounce, bungee run, inflatable play yard; noon-6 p.m. facepainting; 1-6 p.m. Airbrush Tattoo; 1-6 p.m. free balloon art by Buster the Clown; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. $5 unlimited lift rides, free performances inside the festival; 11 a.m.-1 p.m. live music provided by Brain Xander; 1-2 p.m. award-winning comedy juggler Steve Caruso; 2-3 p.m. Indian Wild Eagle; and from 3-4 p.m. Wildlife show Birds of Prey (Carbon County Environmental Ed. Center).
Other activities throughout the event indlue pre-season deals, outdoor fun for everyone, great food and beer, loads of snowsport vendors, area businesses, and cool arts and crafts vendors.
Visitors who attend will experience a very affordable and versatile event, according to General Manager Jim Dailey, who said the staff has attempted to build on the success of the inaugural event held last year.
"We felt great success, and logistically, we turned the ski area into a concert and festival midway and are able to accommodate acts of the largest size," Dailey said. "We feel confident that we can be an excellent place to have a concert and outdoor festivals."
A notable difference this year is that the festival and parking are free, Dailey said.
"We purposely priced tickets very low," he said. "We want this to be a family experience, and get the local demographic to come out to Blue Mountain to enjoy what we have to offer."
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