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Heat Advisory Postpones 2019 Bethel Summer Fest That Was Scheduled for July 20th

Report by Paula Antolini, July 17, 2019, 3:03PM EDT

Summer Fest 2019 Is Being Rescheduled


After months of planning, the Bethel Summer Fest 2019 will be rescheduled due to the unsafe heat advisory that has been issued for Saturday. The heat and high humidity will create unsafe conditions for outdoor activities.

A new date for the event will be released soon, please watch for that announcement.

Several downtown businesses will still be having special indoor events this Saturday.


PhotoWorks, who turned 10 this year, will be hosting an artist reception on Saturday from 2 to 5 pm at 226 Greenwood Avenue.


Byrds Books will be having a special indoor summer sidewalk sale and visits by several authors throughout the day on Saturday. They are located at 178 Greenwood Avenue.The scheduled authors include:1:00am: Lauren Baratz-Logsted will sign “I Love You Michael Collins”12:00pm: Donna Marie Merritt will sign her poetry and children’s books, including: “Her House and Other Poems” and Teensy Meensy Mice”1:00pm: National Book Award nominee Vesper Stamper will sign “What the Night Sings”1:00pm: Jack Sheedy will sign “Gandy Dancing”2:00pm: Bethel’s Poet Laureate Cortney Davis will sign her poetry and “Learning to Heal”2:00pm: Rob McWilliams will sign “The Kiss of Sweet Scottish Rain”


The Toy Room will be having an indoor sidewalk sale on Saturday with HUGE savings up to 75% off, as well as a visit from 11 to 2 by the Sandcastle Guy from Create a Castle. They are located at 180 Greenwood Avenue.


The list will be updated as more details are received about other ongoing (and indoor) events that day.

There will also a number of evening shopping events coordinated throughout town in August and September. Please watch for that, too.

NOTE: The BeerFest is still on for Friday, July 26th from 6 to 9 pm with Unlimited beer tastings and food samples from local restaurants, plus live music and games. Early forecasts call for a much cooler, dryer day. Discounted tickets are available online at bethelbeerfest.com.

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