PORT JERVIS – It was a sure sign that fall is in the air as the Port Jervis Tourism Board held the city’s annual Fall Foliage Festival on Sunday after skipping last year’s event due to Covid-19 Pandemic restrictions.
Festival Co-Chairs Laura Meyer and Maria Mann called the event a huge success as thousands took advantage of a beautiful fall day to browse the many downtown Port Jervis booths and attractions.
Pony rides, dancing, bands, a car show, and booths hosted by many local organizations were all part of day’s fun. The smell of a wide range of foods offered the many dozen booths drifted across the streets and blocks where the festival took place.
The festival is one of several hosted by the Tourism Board annually, and one the organizers say people enjoy attending each year.
Mann said with plenty of food, entertainment, and vendors to visit, everyone was smiling and having a great time in downtown Port Jervis.
“It’s an event that everybody looks forward to. It’s a beautiful place. There’s like 150 vendors here, you meet your friends, you meet new people, there’s so much food. It’s just happy, and it’s great weather today,” Meyer said. “It’s a wonderful turnout, and even more than we thought we would have.”
Next on the calendar for Tourism Board hosted events is the outdoor German Christmas market, Christkindlmarkt on Sunday, November 28, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. It will feature special events, dance, entertainment, storytellers, horse & wagon rides, foods, and many holiday gift vendors.