First annual Towanda Porchfest draws in big crowd
TOWANDA, Pa. (WENY) -- Towanda Porchfest kicked off it's first year on Saturday afternoon. On almost every block around York Street you could find a different music artist showing off their talents. Thirty different acts performed across seventeen different porches. A lot of planning went into the first Towanda Porchfest, and organizers say the outcome was rewarding.
“We talked to a couple people this afternoon and said the majority of the work is in the planning, and now that it's happening, everything is nice and flowing. it's amazing. It's great to see everybody play, we get to see the vendors and just enjoy our community,” said Kevin Doupe, Towanda Borough planning commission vice-chair.
Music was staggered across different times and porches, so multiple acts could be seen across the afternoon. Neighbors could have beverages, food from trucks, and enjoy the nice weather as a community.
“It's been amazing. There must've been 50 or 60 people standing here for the opening, which was fantastic. I love seeing so many people of just so many different walks, altogether, enjoying the same thing at the same time. You can't beat that,” added Doupe.
People of all ages enjoyed the festivities today.
“It's great to see everybody out. All ages are welcome, for sure. I'm excited about it,’ added Colin Felt and Candace Chillson, Porchfest attendees.
The day was a hit, and organizers are already looking forward to next year's Porchfest.
“It's our first one this year, and we're very excited, we have high hopes for next year. We were excited to hear how many musicians we had this year, we got thirty musicians, and seventeen porch sign ups, so were hoping to expand those numbers next year,” said Katie Smith, Porchfest committee member.
Event organizers say they hope to continue Porchfest every year on the Saturday after Labor Day.